Imagine if Trump managed to not say or do anything noteworthy for a month and just let people enjoy low unemployment and steady growth. Don’t even brag about the economy — just go golfing quietly somewhere. His approval numbers would soar, right?
No, of course, not. Because then outrage would be manufactured out of what he didn’t say, out of rumors, out of musings about what he might have said, etc. An addict will find his fix because addiction is located inside him.