I feel like the country is suffering from Stockholm Syndrome when Donald Trump can be credibly accused of rape and it barely rates a blip. When he can be seen joking around with Vladmir Putin about not meddling in the next election and the media shrugs. When he can beg Kim Jong Un on Twitter for a photo op and not one Pentagon official makes any noise. Jimmy Carter spoke up, breaking decades of precedent. But will that be enough to break through to the Republican Party, who have been protecting and enabling Trump's corruption and criminality?
I genuinely don't know. What I do know is that is that there has to be a reckoning moment, not just for Trump but for the entire GOP. We can't allow them to pretend that this never happened. They don't get to rebrand. They've lost their place at the table and their utter venality disqualifies them.
The question is when will we get the media to go past their "both sides" fetishism and acknowledge the problem?
ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; former Housing Secretary Julián Castro.
NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
CBS' "Face the Nation" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas.
CNN's "State of the Union" — Klobuchar; Castro.
"Fox News Sunday" — Kudlow; Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez
So, what's catching your eye this morning?