I was not a fan of his when he was in the primaries. I thought he was crude and boastful — and he was. I never in a million years thought he would win.
But he did, and when he entered office, something miraculous happened.
He was attacked from day one, from the first moment, for a series of misdeeds ranging from bribery to treason to rape. None of them really happened.
Instead, he was attacked from the first moment by dishonest officials of the FBI, the CIA, and other "law enforcement" agencies. Something about him, I will never know what, antagonized the powers that be in a way that no other president did except my friend, Richard M. Nixon. But in so doing, as a target, he showed anyone who cared to have eyes that there was indeed a “deep state” that operated far beyond the supervision of the voters or the officials they elect.
Trump stood up to them and did not back down. I don’t think it would have mattered if he had not stood up to them. They were determined to get him, just as they were determined to get Nixon. Neither of them had done anything seriously wrong. That did not matter. They were going to get him. It was something psychological or else demonic.
The axis of the political Left, the racial Left, and the media Left (which is basically all of the media with a few exceptions) simply would not be denied. So Trump, staked to the tree like St. Christopher, was penetrated by a thousand arrows from his enemies.
But before he expired, he did great things.
To read Ben Stein's full article, please visit The American Spectator.
Ben Stein is a writer, an actor, and a lawyer who served as a speechwriter in the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes cast him as the numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Read Ben Stein's Reports — More Here.
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