The New York Times in today’s paper took a wild guess at what the first 100 days of a Trump Administration might look like, and it is fascinating. Not because of what it says. But because of what it COULD NOT say. Some of the most talented interrogators in the nation spent months trying to tease details out of Benito in several face to face meetings, and all they could get out of his petulant pout are essentially repeats of the same brutish, ill conceived, crayon sketches that he’s used on his now really tired stump rant.
Well, of course. Because that’s there all there is.
Study the man’s business history, and you don’t find talent or insight. Instead, what you find is a brutish willingness to blow things up, and then to swoop in on the chaos that he created, carrion like, and pick out the entrails of the victims of the catastrophe he created. (He then wildly inflates the estimated market value of those entrails, based on whatever his mood is at the time but that’s grist for a different post.) That’s always been his business model. Why should anyone imagine that he’d be any different as president?