“It turns out we let our electoral process devolve into something so fake and dysfunctional that any half-bright con man with the stones to try it could walk right through the front door and tear it to shreds on the first go. And Trump is no half-bright con man, either. He’s way better than average.” Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi explains how America made Donald Trump unstoppable.

+ There’s a notion in the media that Trump supporters are in on the joke and aren’t really responding to the bigotry and hate. That’s probably wishful thinking. From WaPo: In Iowa, fans chant ‘Trump! Trump!’ at a racially diverse high school basketball team.

+ Vicente Fox, not paying for the wall.

+ “Ask for the $27 Bernie Special and get spanked for 15 minutes straight. Safe words are: I feel the Bern!” Apparently, dominatrices are offering promotion to Wall Street workers and donating proceeds to Sanders. (Life has basically turned into an episode of Billions.)