‘AOC-level correction’: WaPo national correspondent Philip Bump’s impeachment trial thought exercise turns into an ‘impressive own goal’

Earlier today, the Washington Post’s Philip Bump asked people to participate in a little thought exercise regarding the Senate impeachment trial:

Wait … why should we imagine that, exactly?

Philip doesn’t need to:

That’s the point, guys. Duh! Wait, what?

Maybe we’re just not brilliant enough to understand what he was doing.