Tom — I appreciate that you take an equally skeptical view of both sides, those inside the Trump circus tent and those outside — but it’s hard to defend your statement that attacking Trump is without peril.

We’ve all seen how quickly a tweetstorm can threaten the reputation of anyone who finds him/herself in Trump’s cross hairs (a disgusting mental image, btw) … from former associates, ex-playmates & FBI directors, to current Senators and attorneys general. Not to mention the countless professional and personal lives Trump trampled on in the past, of contractors who dared to demand they be made whole, of women who dared go public with his accounts of sexual assaults, etc.

The Correspondents’ Dinner is already a tough room for comedy, and knowing that the subject of her jokes would not hesitate to destroy her, Michelle was incredibly brave, and to some measure reckless, to go where she went.

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