The Guardian, my favorite British paper, looks at Trump's unexpected victory in Northampton County. In his second week in office, let's look at his achievements:
(1) He has threatened to send US troops to Mexico to get rid of "bad hombres," and Mexico has canceled a planned state visit;
(2) He approved a covert operation in Yemen without sufficient intelligence, resulting in the needless deaths of a Navy Seal as well as civilians;
(3) He managed to alienate Australia, one of our closest allies, during a bellicose call in which he hung up abruptly;
(4) Like Obama and his red line in Syria, Trump's administration has told Iran it is "on notice," whatever the hell that means;
(5) He delivered what only can be described as insensitive and boorish remarks to kick off the start of Black History month (read them and weep);
(6) After slamming Obama over the US refusal to veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning new settlements in Israel, he's telling Israel to stop building new settlements;
(7) The guy who claimed he wanted to be the President of all of us, including the three million voters who refused to vote for him, nominated the most divisive nominee he could find as his Supreme Court pick; and (8) He issued a poorly vetted Executive Order calling for "extreme vetting" of anyone who wishes to visit this country.
We've elected Caligula.