The sycophants are more unhinged than the bigot himself. The trade adviser calls 45’s insensitive idiocy about slowing the pace of virus testing “tongue in cheek” but 45 says he was not joking. The attorney general tries to fire an attorney by publishing a “letter of the attorney’s resignation”, then comes up with a letter of termination from 45, a involvement disowned by 45 shortly afterward.
That is lot like defending a non-existent (and irrelevant) levitical priesthood.
Unprincipled people will sell their souls to pick up the poo even when there is no poo.