Politics & Policy

The Easy Part of Being President


The generally favorable reviews of Trump’s foreign trip demonstrate the great advantages of just showing up and reading a script, which Trump did almost the entire time he was abroad (except for an impromptu comment in Israel and some chippiness in Brussels). There is much more to being president than this, but if Trump could manage it more routinely–i.e., no off-the-wall tweeting, etc.–he’d be in a substantially better place.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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