"President Donald Trump is the most powerful cornered animal in the world"
Trump lashes out by creating a chaos of conflicting claims to distract
attention away from real allegations. It is all too effective."
"It’s hard to know where it goes from here. Perhaps Trump will turn his
attention to a more traditional enemy: not a perceived political rival but a
nation allegedly threatening American interests. Not an Australia, but a
North Korea or Iran or even China. No better way to drown the voices of
dissent than by pounding the martial tattoos of the war drum. Or maybe he
will continue to tilt at his fellow Americans.
Since his election a scant six weeks ago, Trump has defamed a great
newspaper, a federal judge, and a former president. He has attacked
whole institutions, pillars of American democracy. He appears willing to
hold a great constitutional order hostage to his narcissism and political
One wishes to echo the words of Joseph Welch who famously asked of
Joe McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you
left no sense of decency?” "