1/ We need to never again discuss this man with respect to policy—it’s become more than clear in 9 months that he holds no policy positions.
2/ So if you support Donald Trump because of any view you claim he holds, I don’t ever want to hear from you again. The man holds no views.
3/ There is no position Donald Trump has ever taken that he has not, at some point in the past or present, taken the opposite position to.
4/ We mustn’t ever discuss this man as someone “challenging the system” or any similar bromide. His White House is the most corrupt ever.
5/ Not one story of honorable conduct has emerged from this White House. Instead, it’s been lies, deception, corruption, graft, propaganda.
6/ But the most important thing is this: this is the first U.S. president to systematically and willfully terrorize his own populace daily.
7/ His changeability is intended to keep us anxious and on guard. In fact, he’s admitted publicly, many times, that this is a tactic of his.
8/ His corruption is equally studied: his business model has always been “get away with what you can,” and that’s exactly how he’s governed.
9/ He saw that he had a GOP Congress—and knew that his worst-case scenario was not getting re-elected to a job that he never really wanted.
10/ That’s why he hasn’t eliminated his conflicts of interest, delivered on his promises, “drained the swamp,” acted as any kind of leader.
11/ His presidency is a criminal enterprise designed to enrich his family and give him the attention his father clearly denied him as a kid.
12/ He has no beliefs, no ambitions, no morals, no principles, no guidelines, no plans, no expectations. He simply needs to sow chaos daily.
13/ What Trump knows better than most is that America is a chaos machine—you feed it and it spits out attention, headlines, sometimes money.
14/ I want to be very clear here: Donald Trump is a toxic human with a toxic public presence and—worst of all—he wants to poison his people.
15/ His reign will go down not just in U.S. history but human history as a reign of uncommon cruelty in the democracies of this millennium.
16/ It’s *more* than that he’ll go down in our history as the worst president we’ll ever have—he’ll go down as one of our greatest villains.
17/ Benedict Arnold tried to betray America for a prior sovereign—Trump is trying to *torture* a nation that was good to him his whole life.
18/ Have you noticed a change in your mood since January? I mean a change you can’t seem to escape? Anxiety, anger, fear, confusion, doubt?
19/ The most ubiquitous man in your nation is trying to poison you daily—because it gives him power—and no one’s stopping him from doing it.
20/ I’m not using hyperbole: you’re under attack. A deliberate, unprovoked, systematic, and—yes—evil attack. And it’s working. We’re losing.
21/ When humans are endangered, confused and hopeless, there are certain things we turn to—all of which Trump is deliberately stealing away.
22/ Our fight or flight instinct—which Trump activates—can be quelled if we’re given respite, which is why Trump ensures we have no respite.
23/ That’s why his tweets—which are intended to terrorize, and *do*—come in a daily barrage of needless conflict, warmongering, and cruelty.
24/ He must never stop tweeting, because his tweets now activate our culture in a way so *inescapable* that we’re almost like his prisoners.
25/ You think he’s attacking North Korea in his tweets? No—he’s trying to terrorize *you*. The NFL? You. Segments of America? No—all of us.
26/ When humans are confused, we seek the stability of truth, trusted institutions, neighbors. He’s destroying those anchors systematically.
27/ “Fake news” isn’t about getting re-elected—it’s about controlling your fight-or-flight instinct by giving you no safe harbor in “truth.”
28/ Every institution we like or trust, he’s undermined. The media. Government. Unions. Hell—even the NFL. Veterans (when he feels like it).
29/ He’s enabled by the GOP—but he’s no Republican. He wants to destroy any politics or politician whose world he’s not at the center of.
30/ He’s a malignant narcissist, and his *only* ambition is to spread his toxicity nationwide in whichever ways feed his perverse pathology.
31/ If you’re a Trump voter, by all means laugh it up. You’ll be caught in wars, recessions, and international collapse like the rest of us.
32/ He has 35% support because Americans love to be right/see fools suffer—and Trump voters think they’re on the right side of the equation.
33/ Time will show that we were all the fools—and whatever temporary satisfaction the Right got from annoying the Left wasn’t worth America.
34/ Because the last thing—of the three I mentioned—humans look for in a crisis is hope, and he’s systematically taking *that* away as well.
35/ We don’t have hope future elections will be fair. We don’t have hope our government is working in our interests. We don’t have hope…
36/ …we can trust and love our neighbors and they’ll trust and love us back. And we don’t have hope things will start to make sense again.
37/ But only a fool fails to see that the pain and suffering that comes from having a madman as a leader is soon coming for every one of us.
38/ Things are going to get very bad. And many fools will say, “Well—that’s America.” And America *is* deeply flawed. But we weren’t *this*.
39/ One in every few generations in the West, a leader arises *so vile* that he can draw out the evil from his population and weaponize it.
40/ Trump is *not* Hitler. There was only *one* Hitler. But Trump is the *sort* of Hitler that America in 2017—at its very worst—can breed.
41/ Everything evil a man can do to a country like this, at a time like this, in a span of four or eight years, Donald Trump will try to do.
42/ He’ll try to make the vulnerable live in fear. He’ll position himself as unreviewable by the media and government. He’ll sow confusion.
43/ And when his crimes are uncovered—and he’s been a villain and criminal his whole adult life—he’ll try to stoke violence to save himself.
44/ Trump is the most dangerous American of all our lifetimes—he’s so dangerous we can’t fully apprehend the danger or how to respond to it.
45/ He’s an actually evil presence that hangs over your life—and the life of a nation you love—every single day. And he may be unstoppable.
46/ Is there any reason to trust future election results—now that we know Russia is hacking/interfering and Trump’s doing *zero* to stop it?
47/ And is there any reason to think the damage Trump has done to our political system can be solved in just a single American generation?
48/ And as he plunges us deeper into our Longest War and tries to start World War III in Asia, can we be certain lasting doom isn’t ahead?
49/ My point: there is only one fight in America today that matters, because all other fights are ultimately a direct corollary to this one.
50/ If we want to save ourselves—and our country—Trump must be legally, peacefully and transparently removed from a position of power. ASAP.
PS/ It’s OK to finally indulge the idea that everything is as bad as you think it is if hitting rock-bottom gives you the courage to FIGHT.