The relationship between President Trump’s words and their consequences has always been fairly straightforward: He says what he wants, and nothing particularly lasting happens to him.
But in the final stages of his presidency and in the aftermath of his second arraignment, Mr. Trump faces an unknown fate. He’s held to account like never before for the things he said, finding his typical defenses – denial, obfuscation, powerful friends, claiming it was a big joke – insufficient to explain a violent mob acting on his behalf.
In almost certainly the most extensive series of sentences he has incurred in his life, Mr. Trump Twitter account was banned, his trademark badly damaged, his presidency doomed to historic infamy from a second indictment. His biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, is looking to create a distance with him. His New Jersey golf club was deprived of a major tournament. A once reliable Republican congressman …
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