say the D's were out to get Trump from the start but conveniently skip the fact that there was good reason for going after him from the start. As if nobody heard of the Russian connection BEFORE the election. As if nobody heard of the Access Hollywood tape, Trump University, the racism in his initial declaration to run, etc, etc, etc.
No rational person can believe that a corrupt, immoral person is going to be a champion of morality and of fighting corruption. Delusional fools.
But I can see other posters' point that the author probably established his creds with his readers through the quoted paragraph. I remember being taught that a good persuasive essay or speech addresses the reader/audience where they are at, anticipates and addresses objections, and then argues the point.