Will Houdini Drown This Time, Before He Can Get Out of the Straitjacket?


Michael Kruse, writing for Politico, sees Trump as Houdini: Donald Trump’s Greatest Escape: His critics assume this crisis has to take Trump down, whether for the bungled response or the economic collapse. They’re missing something important: He’s been training for this moment his entire life.

But Paul Waldman has the opposite prognostication: Trump’s retreat from responsibility will fail.

My own view is that it was very unwise of Houdini to seek the office of President. It was also unwise for Houdini, having attained that office, to spend two hours on live TV each night, trying to wriggle out of his chains.

That said, we report, you decide.

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