On his visit this week to Washington, DC, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu probably exchanged a wry word or two with President Donald Trump about their similar predicament. Both are under siege from a legal, political and media establishment determined to lever them out of office.
There is another striking similarity concerning their respective electoral base. For despite the maelstrom over their various alleged misdemeanors, those who voted for them don’t seem to care.
For sure, Trump’s voters believe that there’s no truth in the charge that Team Trump was in cahoots with Russia in trying to rig the presidential election. They are more likely to believe the evidence of a plot against Trump hatched between Russia and the Democratic Party involving the infamous Christopher Steele dossier.
Nevertheless, torrid claims have been made about Trump’s sexual behavior. At least 15 women have made allegations against him of sexual assault or harassment since the 1980s.