The top-to-bottom overhaul should begin with a COVID-19 commission, but it can’t stop there.
David Rothkopf is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, host of “Deep State Radio,” and CEO of The Rothkopf Group, an advisory firm providing services in the areas of technology, education, and culture to public and private clients from around the world, including the United Arab Emirates. He is also the author of Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power.
Violating norms, standards, ethical guidelines, rules, laws and common sense is nothing new for Pompeo, but his speech Tuesday night will break new ground.
The consummate professional was clearly shocked and disturbed by what he saw from the reality TV star turned Commander-in-Chief.
This is a man helped into office by our enemies, who chose to put those enemies before his country. Selling us out, putting us at risk and sacrificing our lives is what he does.
As America’s standing in the world hits a new low, we’re wrestling with a health crisis, an economic crisis, and upheavals in cities and there are more shocks to come.
Wartime president? His only war is the same one it’s been all his life: against truth, against facts, against anything that might expose the warped reality of who he is.
This fall, Americans will face a choice. One party promotes the illusion of prosperity, masking vast inequality. The other wants to use the crisis toward better ends.
If 2008 and 2009 are any indication, the industry bailouts Trump’s talking about are coming—and the beneficiaries will be wealthy Americans and the politicians they call their own.
Past the lying, narcissism, bullying, and nepotism we have come to know and expect, this crisis has also revealed his manifold flaws as an executive and the head of government.
Trump’s national security adviser has made clear that he sees his job as serving as a kind of human cocktail of drugs for the erratic president—part palliative, part sedative.