Chuck Grassley

Zurawik: Trump's latest production, 'The Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh,' ends on high, nasty note on prime-time TV

Zurawik: Trump's latest production, 'The Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh,' ends on high, nasty note on prime-time TV

One of the most highly rated storylines in the history of the “The Donald Trump Reality TV Series” ended on a high and nasty note tonight for the president with the ceremonial swearing in of Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court.

The staged TV production was a victory lap, a touchdown dance in the end zone, a Team Trump political rally and an in-your-face-suckers taunt from the man in the White House to all his critics.

Shortly after beginning his remarks, Trump stopped to apologize “on behalf of the nation” to Kavanaugh and his family “for the terrible pain and suffering” they were “forced to endure.” The president went on to characterize the challenges...

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