Donald Trump says Kim Jong-un is a “smart cookie”; James Comey is a “nut job.”
Think about it.
Der Spiegel says “Donald Trump has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from the White House before things get even worse.”
I agree — but how dare a foreign power try to meddle with our presidency? (Oh. Wait. )
Peggy Noonan says,
. . . The president spends his time tweeting his inane, bizarre messages—he’s the victim of a “witch hunt”—from his bed, with his iPad. And giving speeches, as he did this week at the Coast Guard Academy: “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.” Actually Lincoln got secession, civil war and a daily pounding from an abolitionist press that thought he didn’t go far enough and moderates who slammed his brutalist pursuit of victory. Then someone shot him in the head. . . .
The president needs to be told: Democracy is not your plaything.
Can you find 12 minutes for this Closer Look? Seth Meyers is terrific. Laughter is the best medicine.
Quote of the Day
John Wanamaker found an employee in a dispute with a customer. She wanted a blouse that was being sold only with a skirt. The clerk was insisting they only came together. Wanamaker walked over to the clerk and whispered in his ear the secret of marketing: "Give the lady what she wants."~.
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