Shock fatigue

Vox‘s Matthew Yglesias suggests that we’ve become exhausted by Donald Trump’s “shocking” utterances. He writes:

It’s a Trump story. And it’s about whether we, and the American public, are willing to stay shocked. We’re used to Trump’s lying and his nonsense because we’ve been hearing it for a long time. But it’s not normal. Candidates are supposed to want to demonstrate progressively growing mastery of the issues over time. They are supposed to learn and show humility and deference to experts. Trump just doesn’t.

There is absolutely nothing normal about Trump. My fear, and it’s one shared by Yglesias, is that so many Americans blindly and enthusiastically praise the shocks and will mark their ballots for the crazy one.