Just between you and me, you simply must see this video of Donald Trump today getting asked about whether he believes there’s a right to privacy in the US constitution. We’ve got it up in the feature right now. And it was bouncing around the cable nets all day. But no lead in can do it justice. By any measure, it’s right up with “In what respect, Charlie?” as one of those video moments for the ages where a pop political culture supercollider rams schadenfreude into empathy at such a velocity that it explodes in hilarity and disbelief.
MSNBC’s Savannah Guthrie asks Trump whether there’s a right to privacy in the constitution. And Trump sort of mulls it over for a second and replies, “I guess there is. I guess there is.” But it’s with a sort of ‘sure, why not?’ air and it’s pretty clear that Trump thinks she’s asking him about the general human right not to be disturbed when you’re on the can. Then Guthrie follows up by asking how this squares with his newfound opposition to abortion. To which Trump replies, basically what do the two things have to do with each other?
And it pretty much goes down hill from there. Don’t let me spoil any more. Just go watch.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.