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The First Lady of the Resistance?

The First Lady of the Resistance?

Filling the column inches in August can be a challenge, but Frank Bruni is up to it.

Maybe someday, when the history of Donald Trump’s presidency is written, we’ll pinpoint the start of this week as his pivot into complete derangement and come up with a pithy name for it. Maybe we’ll call it Melania Monday. . . .

Surely Melania Trump is getting under his skin. Certainly she’s making the effort. If she would just turn these fitful baby steps into full-length strides, she might finally undo him and set us free. Melania the Savior. A pussy-bow coup. Stranger things have happened. Less exhilarating fantasies have been born.

Diagnosticians take note: Trump Derangement Syndrome presents in many exotic ways.


Ramesh Ponnuru


Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

Published at Wed, 22 Aug 2018 21:55:56 +0000