Thanks for reading the piece.
I share your cynicism about the media but politely disagree that all of Washington is corrupt. I believe there are parts of the government and people working in it that are true assets.
I also note that I am not focused exclusively on Trump. I don't blame him for all that is wrong with America.
I disagree with you that Trump is an average politician. I've known many over the years and he is the worst I have encountered in terms of incompetence, narcissism and truthfulness.