Sure, Donald Trump made history by twice being impeached and twice losing the popular vote. Plus, he’s the only ex-president to be charged with a crime. And let’s see what develops from aiding and abetting an insurrection, as well as soliciting post-election votes in Georgia. And it took a certified con man to remind us that there’s nothing in the Constitution that prevents someone who is indicted—or even convicted of a crime or crimes—from running for president.
But there’s something else that transcends such odious history and pathological histrionics.
It’s the stain on our democracy that will never go away.