Trump’s Contempt

copyright Monthly Review, May 2017

“Contempt” is the word which I think most frequently describes Donald Trump. Contempt for the office of the President because he does his job very badly; contempt for the people of the United States because he treats virtually all of them very badly; contempt for people outside of the United States — especially those of brown or black or yellow skin — because he views them very badly; and contempt for that which is good, or noble, or kind. He has no…



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