David, A surprising number of people took the article as fact and others took it as an attempt to deceive — despite the tags.
I think you’ve touched on something I didn’t realize until I read your comment. The reason Allan’s article works so well is because of its plausibility. Given what we’ve seen of 45’s behavior, the actions seem possible. Last I checked the comments no one so much as even hinted that 45 would never do something as described in the article. (And if people are stating such, the numbers are decidedly small in comparison.) The only thing that pushes the story into the realm of the absurd is that the other person involved in the story is the creation of someone’s imagination.
Thanks for joining the conversion!