Pompous he may be, but George Will is unquestionably a true conservative, so this column about Donald Trump ought to be satisfying to those of us who miss the times when such people were more plentiful. They may have been often wrong, but weren't insanely unbalanced:
...What is most alarming (and mortifying to the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated) is not that Trump has entered his eighth decade unscathed by even elementary knowledge about the nation’s history. As this column has said before, the problem isn’t that he does not know this or that, or that he does not know that he does not know this or that. Rather, the dangerous thing is that he does not know what it is to know something... (emphasis mine.)That's a pretty damn important point. Will refers to it as a "dangerous disability," and he's right on. It must be entirely unprecedented in a president. It's not stupidity, per se. It's the looseness (or absence) of a screw.
Might the time come when the dangers of Trump's disturbed mind become obvious to enough of his voters and his apologists in Congress that they'll join George Will in recognition? And do something about it? I don't know. But I do know what it is to know.