by Shelt Garner
No matter how delicious it would be for me on a personal basis if ding-dong Trump was having an affair with Alina Habba, on a political basis, it would be a total lulz.
In fact, I suspect the only way such a quaint sex scandal would matter is if Melania divorced Trump. Otherwise, lulz. The structural rot that has allowed for Trump’s continued popularity is just to potent. There’s just too much momentum behind our lurch into fascism.
As an aside, I will note, of course, that “To habba” would be a funny verb to mean “the act of being a bad lawyer.”
But the issue remains — it definitely seems as the moment that Trump’s popularity — at least with the MAGA base — is immutable. The only question (sometimes) in my mind is if we have a civil war in late 2024 because Trump loses or if I become a domestic political refugee in 2025 because Trump wins and the country collapses as he becomes the Mad Red King.