Four years ago, I wrote:
Trust strikes me as the far more insidious concern. Trust may have been eroding before Trump, but he willfully accelerated the process. I have no doubt that he will continue to sow distrust in our government and media institutions throughout his tenure. This is a poison that will linger, harming our country long after Trump is gone: depending on how far one travels, one may never quite return from the dangerous road of distrust.
Yesterday’s violent insurrection, or something like it, was written in the stars. What the road looks like from here, I can only guess.