Donald Trump’s super power is now on full display. As I’ve mentioned before, the president has an uncanny ability to make other people destroy themselves. And what he has done to countless individuals, he is now doing to the Left en masse.
I first noticed this super ability of Trump’s way back during the 2016 Republican primaries. Reacting to Trump, Marco Rubio descended to Trump’s level of grotesque personal insult — and basically ended his campaign. Reacting to Trump, Jeb! Bush tried to appear forceful and dynamic and rendered himself ridiculous — and he was done. Even the brilliant Ted Cruz, reacting to Trump, was lured into an attempt to out-strategize “my friend Donald,” and only managed to get himself devoured last. Trump didn’t beat them, he simply magicked them into beating themselves. It really is a remarkable kind of Jedi mind trick.
And now, after two and a half years of the Left trying to strike Trump down, he has only become more powerful than they could possibly have imagined!
Who couldn’t see the extraordinary Trump Effect playing itself out in the Democrat debates, as candidate after candidate promised to destroy our borders, give free health care to millions of illegals, and immolate whole job sectors on the altar of climate hysteria? Even sympathetic left-wing commentators were covering their eyes at the self-engineered train wreck: the latest exercise of the Trump super power.
And it didn’t stop there. In the course of a single week, signs that Trump had amped his Jedi game to Melee Level were everywhere. Antifas fascists nearly murdered a journalist — and leftists made excuses for them. The Fourth of July approached — and leftists declared the American flag a symbol of white nationalism. Our border forces struggled valiantly to handle a crisis the Left had repeatedly claimed was imaginary — and leftists condemned them as dangerous thugs running concentration camps.
Finally, Trump organized a delightfully Trumpian Fourth of July extravaganza on the National Mall — and the leftist commentators flocked to cable to proclaim the celebration the act of an evil dictator.
When the Fourth arrived, we had a split screen America. Take your choice.
In Trump World, thousands of smiling patriots of every race and religion were waving flags, enjoying a parade, and listening to a stirring non-partisan speech by their president.
In Left World? Protestors burned flags. They chanted “America was never great.” Leftist commentators, politicians and celebrities expressed a vision of this unique and blessed country best encapsulated in an hysterical tweet from filmmaker Joss Whedon: “We have a racist, fascist president who’s using armed thugs in law enforcement & illegal militias to keep us cowed & hopeless & he’ll take the 2020 election by armed force & blatant, treasonous criminality & that’s us now, we’re the country with concentration camps so happy 4th.”
Which world do you want to live in? Do you want to celebrate and enjoy a country that has brought more freedom and prosperity to more people than any nation ever in the history of the Earth? Do you want to revel and thrive in this era of prosperity and peace? Or do you want to suffer in some imaginary dictatorship that exists only in the minds of a deranged and joyless minority raving in the dungeon of their own hate-filled delusions?
Trump has created this clarity of choice. His super power has created it. He has turned the Left into the worst version of themselves and allowed us to see the crazy logic of their philosophy played out to its true conclusions.
He isn’t destroying them. But he has magicked them to the brink of destroying themselves.
I don’t know how the man does it. But I hope he keeps right on doing it.