His importance and high position say a lot, and speak very badly, about the chaos that reigns in the Trump administration.
It was a bad day for the towering, narcissistic megalomaniac, who thinks he can lie and bully his way out of any sleazy thing he does without being subject to the laws regular people face.
There is no diplomatic handbook for this phase of the unpredictable Trump era.
It was, by any historical standard, a momentously dark moment for the United States presidency. So why is there a nagging sense of doubt about how much it matters?
If Trump is impeached, it will be for high crimes not vile nor puerile behaviour.
Trump says this pain is necessary to force China to change its behavior. But such an approach is unlikely to bring drastic gains.
It was the habitat’s happy day: Birds and butterflies smiled, lakes and trees, too. Chipmunks did cartwheels. The nature slayer was gone.