Near the end of its Tuesday story on Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer, The New York Times casually noted that the news “blunted whatever good feeling the president’s team had after his trip to Europe.”
Excuse me, but wasn’t blunting the president’s success the whole point of the latest installment of the Russia, Russia, Russia story?
Isn’t that why the leakers leaked when they did, and why the Times splashed the story on its front page day after day?
Excuse the cynicism, but there is a relentless pattern, and we don’t need a crystal ball to see the future. It looks like the past and the present. No better, no worse, just more of the same.
A year from now, Donald Trump still will be president and the media and the permanent bureaucracy still will be hounding him in a ruthless bid to drive him from office.
In responding to the attacks, Trump and his team will make numerous mistakes, none fatal, but the accumulation will take a toll on his presidency.
Drip, drip, drip goes the optimism.