BY ROSA BROOKS
JANUARY 30, 2017
“Are we really stuck with this guy? It’s the question being asked around the globe, because Donald Trump’s first week as president has made it all too clear: Yes, he is as crazy as everyone feared. Remember those optimistic pre-inauguration fantasies? I cherished them, too. You know: “Once he’s president, I’m sure he’ll realize it doesn’t really make sense to withdraw from all those treaties.” “Once he’s president, surely he’ll understand that he needs to stop tweeting out those random insults.”
“Once he’s president, he’ll have to put aside that ridiculous campaign braggadocio about building a wall along the Mexican border.” And so on.
In his first week in office, Trump has made it eminently clear that he meant every loopy, appalling word — and then some.The result so far: The president of China is warning against trade wars and declaring that Beijing…
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