Before Donald Trump’s inaugural address Friday, the key question was what tone he would choose to launch his presidency.
Which Trump would it be: the slash-and-burn populist of his presidential campaign, or the calmer, almost statesmanlike winner who called for national unity on election night?
The answer came quickly: President Trump is Populist Trump.Read more
Today, Donald Trump became president of the United States. I didn’t watch. I’ve done nothing but pay attention to that man for the past year.
An estimated 1.8 million people showed up to see Barack Obama take office in 2009, while nearly 38 million Americans watched from home. The inauguration is the ultimate reality television program; you can bet Donald Trump will be tracking his own numbers.Read more
On Friday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. will administer the presidential oath of office to Donald Trump, who during his campaign called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”Read more
In the two months since the election, there has been an energetic, oftentimes vitriolic, effort on the part of Hillary Clinton surrogates (and the large contingent of neoconservative Republicans who supported her) to blame her defeat at the hands of Donald J. Trump on Democrats like myself who could not in good conscience vote for her on Nov.Read more
President Obama had a lot of words of consolation for his admirers in his last news conference as president, and a few veiled words of warning for his successor. (He said that, while he wanted to be “quiet a little bit” after leaving office, he would speak out if he thought “our core values may be at stake.”Read more