- Trump has called for an inquiry into the matter. Classic deflection, trying to steer news and resources away from the growing Russia scandal. For an irreverent overview of what the hell this is all about, I recommend Jezebel's coverage.
- Trump's aids don't know how to defend the statement, and so have either stopped discussing it, or have simply decided not to.
- The NY Times has an excellent piece looking at the "deregulation nation" that Trump is creating. In the past 6 weeks, over 90 pieces of regulation have been repealed. Most of them are environmental, consumer and worker protections. Furthermore, most of them are at the behest of corporate lobbyists and trade association executives. Drain the swamp indeed.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Day 45: Reactions
Not only is Trump's twitter outburst yesterday irresponsible, he's doubled down on it today, in the face of mounting challenges.