Maureen Dowd of the New York Times sat down with Peter Thiel, the gay billionaire from Silicon Valley who spoke to the RNC convention, with a clear message to the room to get used to the idea of gay Republicans. It should have ameliorated the angst in the gay community that Donald Trump was a homophobe who is going to round them up in extermination camps, but it didn’t. The same irrational phobia affects large swaths of the Jewish community, even with President Obama actively trying to harm Israel, while Trump proudly shows off his Jewish granddaughter. Trump’s selection for ambassador to Israel supports moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem and supports the Israel building additional housing on the West Bank. I don’t know how much it will take for people to wake up about who the enemy is and is not.
It is an interesting story to read as Maureen tries to probe for a weakness and finds none. I think by the end she was in love ❤️ and ready to have his children. Maureen is widely read among the people who think the only news worth reading is in the New York Times. It is clear from her prior articles that she is quite confused about the society she lives in and the expectations people have of her. If she comes around to the point of view saying “relax, everything will be OK”, that will be a major shift in the potential of the Trump administration to do things and wind down the toxic media attitude towards Republicans.