The famous American journalist H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) famously said, “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” Was he right?
President Trump once quipped that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue in New York and not lose a supporter. Trump certainly thinks his base is lacking in judgment if not intelligence. He constantly tests our intelligence. At the GOP convention, he said that Republicans would always protect pre-existing conditions in health care, while at the same time his administration is trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act through the courts, which, of course, would remove its protection of pre-existing conditions. Does Trump think we are so stupid that we cannot see the contradiction?