Line of the Day (Trump’s First 100 Days of Foreign Policy Edition)

“Trump’s greatest foreign policy accomplishment to date is to go from massive beclowning of the executive branch to only moderate beclowning of the executive branch without the world blowing up.”–Daniel Drezner.

Yup.

Pretty much.

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Comments

  1. al-Ameda says:

    “Trump’s greatest foreign policy accomplishment to date is to go from massive beclowning of the executive branch to only moderate beclowning of the executive branch without the world blowing up.”–Daniel Drezner.

    Drezner is dead on.

    For the moment, in the short run, I’m hoping that Trump does not cause North Korea to bomb Seoul, Korea.

  2. Just 'nutha ig'nint cracker says:

    @al-Ameda: I’m not sure that they can–they can shell Seoul, though, so I share your hope that Trump can back both himself and Jong-un out of the corner into which they seem to be committed to painting themselves.

  3. Moosebreath says:

    Another day, another line:

    ““I think he’s much more aware how complicated the world is,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who serves as an informal administration adviser. “This will all be more uphill than he thought it would be because I think he had the old-fashioned American idea that you run for office, you win, then people behave as though you won.””

    An idea so old-fashioned, that it was rejected entirely by the 114th Congress. And the 113th, and the 112th. And the 106th, 105th and 104th (with Gingrich as Speaker in 2 of them). And by the Republicans in the 111th and 103rd.