Live from La Strada: Dan Drezner: "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by trying to devise an original take on @realDonaldTrump..."

Dan Drezner**: The Trouble with Writing about Donald Trump: "No matter how much one tries to develop an alternative perspective...

...the inescapable conclusion is that Trump is a narcissistic, ignorant, misogynistic gasbag. Which means that, at this point, the entire commentariat winds up sounding pretty much the same when it comes to him. I suspect that this near-uniform chattering class repugnance with Trump, his ugly campaign and his retrograde policies absolutely delights his supporters. There is so little trust in authority that for those voters, the bipartisan calumny that will rain down upon The Donald is seen as proof that he must be right.

Fortunately, those supporters represent a decided minority of voters. Which means he probably won’t win the general election. Unfortunately, it means we’re going to have seven more months of Very Boring Punditry about how the likely GOP nominee is an arrogant know-nothing. I’ll probably contribute my fair share of analysis to this pile. But at this point in the 2016 election cycle, no opinion writer wants to write about Trump even though we have to write about Trump. He’s basic and bad. There’s really nothing else of substance to say.

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