With his hate, Trump is knowingly and willingly pushing ahead with the division of society.
Conspiracy theories from the most reactionary populism are now the “opium” of the people, and the White House has become the platform from which the hate games spread.
Andersen’s text is a wake-up call for those who still believe that Trump’s election 13 months ago was simply a quirk of history.
A picture is emerging of several power centres within the Trump administration competing for the president’s counsel as he sinks deeper into paranoia.
Trump’s lack of intellectual maturity makes him his own worst enemy.