His battle with the security state promises to be hard fought. His battle with mainstream media does not even rise to the level of entertainment anymore. The contest is too unbalanced.
If he can get Kudlow, someone most people thought was a smart man, to go out on Fox News to talk about the president’s Google analytics, perhaps Trump has more to him than we think.
The FBI values its independence: that is, it does not want to operate under anyone’s authority, including the president’s, the attorney general’s, and certainly not under any supervision from the judiciary. It answers only to itself, and that is exactly what insiders want. What do the rest of us want? It does not matter.
The kinds of calculations most leaders make seem beyond him. His lack of political skills proved a big asset during both the primary and general elections, but this congenital deficit has not helped him since he arrived in Washington.
Donald Trump set himself this task for his inaugural address: let me explain to you what I mean by “make …