Whatever vanity impels Trump to talk about Andrew Jackson, Danziger considers his remarks about the Civil War indicative of deep and dangerous stupidity.
Next to all the unqualified and unappetizing kooks in the Trump cabinet, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is eminently level-headed and, as Danziger notes, he understands that the most frightening threat to national security is not China or even Russia, but climate change.
In the palaces and coffeehouses of Riyadh, Saudi princes wonder how they escaped the list of banned Muslim countries on Trump’s executive order, despite their country’s connection to 9/11. To Danziger, it is no mystery.
Did Trump say he was going to drain the swamp? Jeff Danziger sees him pondering his own vows in the muck, among the dangerous and dirty swamp critters who have always known better than to believe a word he says.