There’s an interesting article over on the Washington Post site, From Kellyanne Conway to Stephen Miller, Trump’s advisers face taunts from hecklers around D.C., by Paul Schwartzman and Josh Dawsey. It seems that the more famous examples of Trump minion-bashing, like Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant, are just the tip of the ice berg. Almost daily, it would appear, Trump’s underlings are being confronted and sometimes humiliated in the very Democratic town of Washington and its environs.
Naturally, these people feel unfairly persecuted. They see themselves as just another group of Washington-based professionals doing their best to do their jobs. And it is hard not to feel a little sympathy for them.
And, yet, you also have to wonder. They have voluntarily agreed to work for the most corrupt president in recent American history. Plus, they are tasked with the enforcement of policies that no moral human being could regard as anything but unethical. For them to object, now, to their public treatment is surely a bit disingenuous.
Moreover, they may be getting off lucky. We recently posted a link to a piece on Presidential historian Jon Meacham, who argues that Administrations set the tone of public discourse. Trump is mean-spirited and bullying, and therefore the discourse will be the same. Trumpsters brought this on themselves, and can only expect things to get worse.