What he said
January 21, 2017
I’ve been thinking what I could say about Trump’s inauguration, but Charlie Martin already said pretty much what I think: Stop making me defend Trump.
… I didn’t like Trump, the candidate—I didn’t vote for him. I’ve been reasonably pleased with his cabinet nominations—oh, I’d rather see John Bolton as secretary of State, and his repeated humiliation of Mitt Romney was petty and childish, but on the whole I’ve been pleased. But he still strikes me as a buffoon who every day is in danger of stepping on his own small … gains in popularity with some boneheaded tweet. Someone whose recent program proposals—a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan, paid maternal leave, “fair” trade, massive tariffs, and Trump, the Man on the White Horse, coming in to meddle individually—have been proposed and used by Democrats going back at least as far as FDR. Someone who actual conservatives and libertarians are going to have to keep a careful eye on, because he really does seem to share with Obama the Progressive conviction that the Great Man is above normal bounds on behavior.
But seriously people, the degree of utter nincompoopery in the last days has just gotten completely out of control.