Trump’s behavior has yet to surprise me. However, the behavior of his enablers and (often newly converted) sycophants never ceases to amaze. How do people who ripped him in the past later risk their reputations praising him? It’s the question of the era. In the NYT: James Comey takes a crack at answering it. “Amoral leaders have a way of revealing the character of those around them. Sometimes what they reveal is inspiring. For example, James Mattis, the former secretary of defense, resigned over principle, a concept so alien to Mr. Trump that it took days for the president to realize what had happened, before he could start lying about the man. But more often, proximity to an amoral leader reveals something depressing.”