A conspiracy theorist in the White House

His recklessness is beginning — barely — to trouble some of his supporters, but President Donald Trump mostly just gets to skip along in Mar-a-Lago as his party whistles a happy tune.

President Donald Trump’s craven lies that President Barack Obama had his “wires tapped” are viscerally repugnant and maddening for anyone but the most rabid, delusional Obama-haters.

First, it is destabilizing to realize that a sitting president of the United States has the moral capacity to slander his predecessor egregiously, without regret, guilt or apology after his lies are shown to be just that — lies. And let’s remember, such a man has his finger on the button.

Second, Trump is getting away with his sins. He seems immune from karma. He has defamed his way to fortunes — and now power. Imagine if in his first month in office, Barack Obama tweeted, “Just learned W. bugged me! Worse than Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” The House would have voted on articles of impeachment within a week. But Trump just skips along in Mar-a-Lago as his party whistles a happy tune.

It has taken a while, however, to realize that there are even more worrisome truths revealed by the lies of Trump as president.

Our president puts about as much study, honesty, knowledge and sobriety into his policies as he does his tweets about Obama’s wire “tapp” (sic).

Trump relentlessly uses facts, statistics and stories well after they have been authoritatively disproven. It doesn’t bother his followers one bit. He repeats the kookiest of conspiracy theories even as president.

Trump even brags that he really doesn’t need to do homework or use tutors. “I like bullets or I like as little as possible,” he said in an interview. “I don’t need, you know, 200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page. That I can tell you.”

During transition, Trump said he wouldn’t need daily intelligence briefings. “Trust me, I’m like…

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