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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thomas L. Friedman: Well, it took almost a year, but we now have the "Trump Doctrine." It's very simple. And, as you'd expect, it fits neatly into a tweet. On nearly every major issue, President Trump's position is: "Obama built it. I broke it. You fix it." And that cuts right to the core of what is the most frightening thing about the Trump presidency. It's not the president's juvenile tweeting or all the aides who've been pushed out of his clown car at high speed or his industrial-strength lying. It's Trump's willingness to unravel so many longstanding policies and institutions at once -- from Nafta to Obamacare to the global climate accord to the domestic clean power initiative to the Pacific trade deal to the Iran nuclear deal -- without any real preparation either on the day before or for the morning after. read more


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