Robin Bradley Kar (Illinois): Trump as the First Deal-Maker-In-Chief: Promise and Perils of the Model (“Trump’s model of executive governance through deal-making suggests that he may not be able to serve as a fully functional president. His governing style may also render him especially prone to intolerable forms of corruption”). How Trump gets his fake news: The president rarely surfs the web on his own, but his staff have made a habit of slipping news stories on to his desk — including the occasional internet hoax. This week just gave a clear snapshot of all Donald Trump’s leadership troubles. The election is over, but Trump can’t seem to get past it.

Yet another reason Donald Trump is bad news: He’s utterly lacking in “integrative complexity” — and that’s dangerous. There is no correct Theory of Trump: We overanalyze Trump — he is what he appears to be. He shows he is unfit — yet he’s still the president. Trump has no shame: That’s what makes him dangerous. Masha Gessen on the autocrat’s language. Trump seems happy to meet with authoritarians — how does this compare with other presidents?

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