President Trump is widely reported, after 16 months on the job, to feel unleashed. Naysayers like economic adviser Gary Cohn and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have been banished. White House chief of staff John F. Kelly has, to a large extent, been sidelined. Trump is listening to Sean Hannity and doing what he wants.
And how’s that working out? To judge by the evidence of Trump’s dealings with China and North Korea this week, it’s been a disaster. The Trump Train just jumped the tracks.