This is a classic that I bring out once every couple of years to describe the political crisis du jour. Now it’s Donald Trump’s turn.
Stage 1: That’s ridiculous. It can’t possibly be true.
Stage 2: It’s not true.
Stage 3: You can’t prove it’s true.
Stage 4: Why are you trying to prove it’s true?
Stage 5: It’s disgusting that you proved it’s true.
Stage 6: What’s the big deal anyway?