So much of the previously unthinkable has been done by President Trump that it is not impossible to imagine that he might regard a terrorist attack as a useful distraction.
Just days after the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history, the Trump administration is reportedly about to end a DHS program devoted to countering violent extremism in America.
These arguments have no basis in reality; instead, they are conservatives' self-serving attempts to hide the rot in their own movement, which foments violence even at its highest levels.
Nothing will stop Trump from inciting hatred — not even a week of full-blown domestic terrorism.
Any president of the United States should know better.
It was for Guantánamo that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved multiple torture methods, including among others excruciating stress positions, prolonged isolation, sensory deprivation, and enforced nudity.