Chronicle of Higher Education: Our ‘Prophet of Deceit’

November 1, 2016 | Books

By the same token, this rather basic and unarguable fact already reveals something significant about his candidacy. Whereas such glaring inconsistencies would have undoubtedly torpedoed a conventional candidate, remarkably, for more than a year, they left Trump more or less politically unscathed. Trump himself quipped in January: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody. And I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” Time and again, Trump’s bluster and outsize personality trump (pardonnez-moi) the customary considerations of rational accountability.