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Democracy’s Most Reckless Caretaker

April 23, 2017

David Remnick nailed it in The New Yorker.

With his nativist and purely transactional view of politics, he threatens to be democracy’s most reckless caretaker”: “On April 29th, Donald Trump will have occupied the Oval Office for a hundred days. For most people, the luxury of living in a relatively stable democracy is the luxury of not following politics with a nerve-racked constancy. Trump does not afford this. … The hundred-day marker is never an entirely reliable indicator of a four-year term, but it’s worth remembering that Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama were among those who came to office at a moment of national crisis and had the discipline, the preparation, and the rigor to set an entirely new course. Impulsive, egocentric, and mendacious, Trump has, in the same span, set fire to the integrity of his office.

One Comment leave one →
  1. audrey permalink
    April 23, 2017 12:08 PM

    good post–and I think essential reading.

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