How did reality TV’s most self-aggrandizing troll become Antagoni-zer in Chief? There’s plenty of blame to go around, including backlash against the first Black president, the Supreme Court dismantling the Voting Rights Act, and a working class conned into believing a plutocrat whose catch phrase is “You’re fired!” has the skill or desire to fix income inequality. Yet Trump couldn’t have capitalized on these symptoms if his diseased campaign hadn’t been bred—and its contagion spread—by corporate media.
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