Thanking George Will — that’s right, George Will — for zeroing in on the potentially disastrous consequences of having a President who can’t be trusted to tell the truth.

Today on Meet the Press, George Will joined a growing group of conservative thinkers who — temporarily setting aside deeply held beliefs on the public policy and  role of government  — have expressed a more basic and profound concern about what it means when nothing a President  says can be trusted.

Will imagines a scenario in which Trump might claim the need to exercise a pre-emptive nuclear option (something I absolutely oppose) and we might have no idea if the facts he presents to justify such a disastrous move are even remotely true.

To think we thought Stanley Kubrick’s character Dr. Strangelove was a cartoon.

We are living the cartoon, in all its absurdity and potential horror.

George Will



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