“So that means I won the popular vote?” — I think this should be the tagline each time we have a natural disaster during the Fourth Reich.
UPDATE 1: Ruth Marcus’ WashPost column was probably written before the SNL cold-open, but it addresses How will this White House respond to an emergency?:
- “For a new president, April is the cruelest month; add John F. Kennedy’s Bay of Pigs fiasco to that litany of springtime woes.”
- “Trump’s unforced errors have implications and ripple effects for when the real problems inevitably arrive.”
- “First, the best leaders become even more calm, deliberate and focused in moments of stress and emergency. Trump lashes out — before checking the facts, before considering the consequences.”
- “Second, the skill set of steady presidential leadership must be augmented by a functioning team of principals, deputies and advisers.”
- “Third, Trump’s predilection to assert and cling to untruths in the face of contrary evidence raises questions about his capacity to absorb and act on unwelcome information.”