The “Hillary Was Worse” Justification Grows Weaker

It’s not going to be easy, but conservatives who knew what we were getting with Donald Trump are going to have to really fight the “I told you so” urge as this presidency continues to unfold.

That’s admittedly going to be very difficult for some of the more prominent anti-Trump conservatives – Jonah Goldberg, Erick Erickson, Ben Shapiro, David French, just to name a few – who took nothing short of a slanderous beating by supposed allies for their reticence to support for the presidency a lifelong Democrat with no discernable backbone or principle. But the truth is that authentic conservatives will not find joy in watching Trump reveal himself to be what we always knew he was, because we know – as we’ve always known – the lasting damage he will do to our movement, and thus the country.