Down the line, some Canadian PM will be able to say, speaking of edifices, “Didn’t you guys burn down the continent’s free-trade agreement?” And it won’t be in jest.
If this president ever had much of a moral compass, his long-time ties to the odious litigator – a man Trump himself called brutal and vicious – did much to unburden him of it.
It's the only thing that will stop the Trump tantrums: adult voters finally telling him he must grow up or get out.
The parsimonious explanation, of course, is that Trump’s mine-is-bigger tweet is nothing more than another expression of his own juvenile tendency toward one-upsmanship.
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?