The deluge of outrage that followed this week’s Helsinki summit was as predictable as it was impotent, but one philippic stood out. New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow wrote President Trump “is right now, before our eyes and those of the world, committing an unbelievable and unforgivable crime gainst this country.”

The crime? “It is his failure to defend.”

“Simply put,” Blow sniffed, “Trump is a traitor and may well be treasonous.”

What Blow lacks in talent—and there is a considerable deficit there—he compensates for in victimhood as an affirmative action trifecta: black, gay, and progressive. Blow does not need to impress, he simply needs to exist and recycle a series of vogue nouns and adjectives: racist, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, and so on.

Blow has made a career of pouring out his spleen against the country he now claims Trump has failed “to defend.” It therefore would be more accurate to say that Trump has failed to defend what Blow believes America ought to be, rather than what America is, which is precisely what Blow hates.

The president showed that he is willing to take a political risk in the pursuit of peace, rather than risk peace for the sake of politics. This can only benefit our country.

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