A Standing Ovation: What is happening to our national leaders?

Here’s an astounding statement by David Brooks:
“The Republican senators greeting Trump on Capitol Hill saw a president so repetitive and rambling, some thought he might be suffering from early Alzheimer’s. But they know which way the wind is blowing. They gave him a standing ovation.”
From The week Trump won By David Brooks NYTimes 10/27/17
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/opinion/the-week-trump-won.html