The Corner

Kill Him with Kindness

Democrats are debating how to respond to Trump’s victory. Some on the Left are opposed to “normalizing” him, but I’m not sure how they think this will work — he was just elected president of the United States. I imagine the inauguration ceremonies will be pretty normalizing. The New York Times has a piece today on another approach, which is to try to work with Trump on the areas where they agree with him — infrastructure, trade, subsidies for child care, etc. — and pull him away from Republicans. I doubt this will get them very far, but I’m sure that Chuck Schumer, who is nothing if not shrewd, has been buttering up Trump for all he’s worth, knowing that with the president-elect, flattery is the best policy.

Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

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