David Leonhardt of the New York Times –
Since President Trump shot to the top of the Republican presidential field five years ago, his critics on both the right and the left have been eager to predict his imminent political demise. So far, of course, those critics have yet to be right.
|There is no way to know whether the current moment is different. But it’s becoming clear that Trump is in the midst of one of the worst stretches of his presidency, if not the single worst.|
|Yesterday afternoon, his former defense secretary, James Mattis — who had avoided criticizing Trump since resigning 17 months ago — issued a stinging condemnation of the Trump administration’s response to the protests. “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who do|
es not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try,