Donald Trump is a man who thrives on instability and somehow sees himself as the sole voice of reason in an unreasonable world. If the wisdom of the old school suggests one course of action, he’ll pursue the contrary one.
Does the man in the White House realize that he, himself, is in the process of liquidating the historic leadership of the United States?
Why did the senators do this thing? Because they were being blackmailed by a few powerful oligarchs, the very people who will benefit most from the tax cuts.
He had an abnormal business career. He didn't win the presidency on being normal, on acting normal, on saying normal things. So why, defenders say, would people expect normal from Donald Trump now?