Both grifters like to surround themselves with sycophants. No one ever thought to tell Grifter 1 “No, you stupid old crook, you can’t have classified information on an unsecured private server just because you are afraid of Congress exercising its Constitutional oversight responsibilities, that is a felony.”
Speaking of sycophants…
Grifter 2 also has a knack for surrounding himself with yes-men. It seems like most of his employees are his own family members, always a very bad sign for any business larger than a convenience store. Who in his inner circle ever told him “No, running for President is just stupid. Stick to being a game-show host. You couldn’t run a strip club in Atlantic City for crying out loud.”
On the bright side, Washington D.C. does have people willing to say no. In fact, it is safe to say that unless one or both candidates withdraws from the election (please!) or dies (Ha ha! awesome!! I’m mean… how sad) the next President will start his or her term discredited, hated by 45% of the people and distrusted by 60%, with a large portion of the apparatus of government licking its chops for an opportunity to impeach or indict him or her.
So, four years of gridlock and scandal. The nation simply will not be governed, which isn’t really a bad thing. It is like a gang shooting or Middle Eastern civil war: it is “bad” but at least they are hurting each other and not me.
The only time we need a functional government is in a time of crisis. So we had better hope there are no crises.
Update: A further thought, the crisis could – unfortunately – come in the form of one of the candidates too… either one is a constitutional crisis waiting to happen.