Thus the real question about electability is not who seems like the safest bet to voters in the middle. It is who can excite the voters who gave the benefits of their grave doubts to two very unusual, indeed unprecedented, candidates: Obama and Trump.
Trade wars do direct economic damage. Contrary to what Trump has claimed, they increase prices for US consumers and for businesses buying intermediate goods.
Trump and Orbán may speak the same language, but on key issues, their administrations remain far apart. Inviting Orbán to Washington may have been less a reward for Orbán than a carrot designed to help coax him into line.
Trump has a history of discrediting the integrity of America’s democracy.
Donald Trump’s ignorance of world affairs combined with the presence at his side of Iran-obsessed ideologues such as John Bolton and Mike Pompeo have put the deal – one of the biggest achievements of US diplomacy this century – in real jeopardy.