A historian tried to place President Donald Trump and his glaring neuroses into context, and he wondered when the unceasing drama would end.
Jon Meacham, a historian and executive editor of Random House, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Trump’s tweets Tuesday demonstrated “the limits of the reality TV presidency.”
“Don’t you remember all those JFK tweets from the missile crisis?” Meacham said. “‘My cigar is bigger than your cigar?’ No, but we’ve all made the point that it’s like Miranda in ‘The Tempest’: ‘It’s a brave new world that has such people in it.’ This is such a president in it.”
Meacham said the presidency was hindered by Trump’s disinterest — or inability — to reach voters outside his insubstantial base.
“It seems to me we’ve almost without a doubt now, which is always a dangerous thing to say in human affairs, but pretty much without doubt, we are dealing with someone who is governing for his 30 percent to 38 percent of the public,” Meacham said. “He’s not interested in growing that number particularly, he’s not interested in what other world leaders actually think about him. What he’s interested in is what they say to him.”
The historian predicted later in Wednesday’s program that Americans would eventually get sick of seeing Trump’s name in every headline, but for now the media served a vehicle to stroke the president’s fragile ego.
“We’re living through a kind of national experiment in narcissistic disorder, and we have to figure out, you know, can there be an intervention in time or are we going to continue to have to watch this drama unfold?” Meacham said. “I fear it’s the latter.”
Conservatives are furious over Trump’s budget deal with Democrats — president brags about ‘real compromise’
House conservatives are livid after President Donald Trump struck a budget deal with Democrats.
"You should veto this bill because it is fiscally irresponsible," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Trump. "It blows well beyond what was intended with the 2011 [Budget Control Act] caps. Furthermore, it continues spending hundreds of billions more than what we take in a year and does not put our nation on a path towards a balanced budget."
The effort is being driven by first-term Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX).
"As the greatest nation in the history of the world, the least we can do is cut a deal that does not sabotage the fiscal future of our nation while endangering millions of American and migrants because of our porous border," the lawmakers wrote. "We can do better."
Male Fox News personality rewarded by the network after being caught sending lewd texts to female colleague
Less than, two weeks after the Huffington Post published shocking text messages a Fox News contributor reportedly sent to his female Fox Nation co-host, the network rewarded the male employee.
“Tyrus, a Fox News contributor and a host on the network’s digital channel, Fox Nation, sent lewd and inappropriate text messages to his now-former Fox Nation co-host, Britt McHenry, according to four sources familiar with the texts’ contents,” the Huffington Post reported.
Trump’s Medicare chief: ‘I view a public option and Medicare for All as equally dangerous’
And so, ask progressive advocates for single-payer solution, "Why would we settle for half-measures when the reform we need is just as plausible?"
Seem Verma, President Donald Trump's administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), came out swinging on Monday against the public option—a plan backed by some centrist Democratic presidential contenders—calling it and Medicare for All "equally dangerous."