“Morally Unfit to be President,”
ABC's interview with former FBI Director Comey was riveting. Comey's conclusions that Trump is “morally unfit to be president,” and a serial liar will be remembered and quoted until the day he leaves office, but will change few minds within his base. The vast majority already know Trump is a flawed man but view his presidency as a deal with the devil they are willing to make in order to advance their agenda regarding immigration, racial issues, taxes, abortion, LGBT issues and health care.
We truly are now a "tribal nation", divided along ideological lines. As the Mueller investigation intensifies, Trump's followers will turn even more to FOX, Breitbart, Limbaugh, and Hannity for reassurance that Hillary would have been far worse and that Mueller is a tool of the "Deep State". They will hear more about caravans of violent Hondurans and Nancy Pelosi's plans to "socialize" America, and Trump's "flaws" will seem a small price to pay.
And that is why James Comey is correct; impeaching Trump would let Americans off the hook. Impeachment would fuel even more conspiracy theories from the right and might even make him a more sympathetic character. The answer to Trumpism is clear; voters must reject what he stands for this Fall and again in 2020. That is, in the end, the only tonic for America.