Monday, January 30, 2017

The tone deaf populist

The really weird thing about Trump (okay, one of the really weird things) is that this is a guy who is obsessed with his own popularity and seems to be motivated solely by getting cheers from an adoring public, and yet everything he has done so far are wildly unpopular things. None of his appointments or executive orders are the kind of thing that will make the public happy. If Trump wants people to cheer him, maybe he should do stuff that most people want. Sure, Steve Bannon keeps whispering in his ear. But will Trump ever notice that if he does what Bannon tells him, the people just hate him more?