The New Yorker's Benjamin Wallace-Wells has a chilling look at what he calls "A Dangerously Isolated President."
The Presidential order that Donald Trump signed on Friday barring all refugees and citizens from seven Muslim countries from travel to the United States was reviewed by virtually no one. The State Department did not help craft it, nor the Defense Department, nor Justice. Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, “saw the final details shortly before the order was finalized,” CNN reported. Early Saturday morning, there were reports that two Iraqi refugees had been detained upon their arrival at John F. Kennedy Airport. When a lawyer for the men asked an official to whom he needed to speak to fix the situation, the official said, “Ask Mr. Trump.” This sounded like a sign of straight goonery and incipient authoritarianism; maybe it was. But it also may have been the only reasonable answer. Few people understood what was going on.
Trump's Rasputin - Steve Bannon?
Did you get that? Trump strategist, Steve Bannon, gets a permanent seat on the National Security Council but the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the director of National Intelligence are sidelined, downgraded to an "on call" status. Who does that except somebody plainly out of touch with reality?
President Donald J. Trump is barking mad. He must be removed from office.