Thank you, this is very shrewd. There is no question that our government became less transparent under Trump. And that makes everyone far more susceptible to cynicism and conspiracy. It’s a terrible problem. We saw this under Bush with 9–11 as well. We’ll probably never know all the details about how much the administration knew and why they made their choices: but those gaps in our knowledge are a challenge. Filling them with crap is a choice. It’s very tempting to just click over into a master narrative instead of waiting on details and evidence.