Perhaps the ardent supporters of the president consider those views unimportant. “America First” seems to encourage a “who cares what the world thinks” response.
Yet our position in the world is partly, but importantly, dependent upon the fact that we are the longest, major democratically elected government. That the elections are fair, true and trusted. And that we have enjoyed peaceful transfers of power for almost 2 1/2 centuries. Unprecedented, really.
What Trump and a cohort of vocal and silent enablers in Congress, the media and conspiracy folks are doing is tearing at the very fabric of our stability. That thousands of officials, Republicans and Democrats alike, volunteers and paid part timers across a handful of major states are accused of corruption is nothing but contempt for America and its citizens.
Some accusations are fantasies based on a few stories that when checked were false, a clerical issue or so minor as to just be ridiculous. The rest are pure lies based on nothing but rhetoric designed to confuse, confound and go viral.
Couple all this with a president whose history of bombast, falsehoods, attacks and insults and we are losing our leadership position in the world. We are now more like a single, deformed goldfish in a window display that has people asking what is wrong with it. It used to be bigger, better and more golden.
Again it looks like the Democrats are saddled with the job of cleaning up after the elephants.