— Ingrid Römer (@die_Roemerin) January 25, 2018
trailed by Mark Meadows, the North Carolina Republican who chairs the House Freedom Caucus. https://t.co/h0gnrD2O4t
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 25, 2018
Politico, “The buffoon presidency”:
However much the typical Davos habitué disagrees with Trump’s rhetoric on free trade and global integration, these are supremely practical types. One year into Trump, they are accommodating themselves to a changed power reality.
Across the spectrum, it seems evident that the pleas of Trump critics in the United States — don’t normalize an abnormal presidency — have been rejected by the government and industry leaders who congregate at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering in the Alps…
Aside from Trump’s incendiary bluster, many say, the actual consequences of his presidency have been more agreeable (or less disagreeable) than they feared a year ago. This is especially true in business circles, where people note that both the U.S and European economies are purring nicely.
There is a wider group of people, dominated by political types, who say the Trump presidency is just as offensive as they always thought but has come with an alluring benefit: The chance for other nations to fill a power vacuum left by a U.S. retreat from global leadership…
Trump wins over global elites at Davos. All it took was a $1.5 trillion tax cut. https://t.co/Swm1RX2xVM
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) January 26, 2018
Great news! The one percenters of Davos are humoring our President. Also, the doomsday clock clicked ahead 30 seconds because of him. But the rich love him is the important thing.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) January 25, 2018
Hey, cry the Trumpistas, who let *that* chick in here?!?…
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, used the stage at the World Economic Forum on Thursday to send a message to President Trump and other powerful men on the state of gender equality in today’s world.
When asked what her message to “someone like Trump” would be, Yousafzai, the 20-year-old women’s empowerment activist, said she was “so disappointed to see that people in high positions talk about women in unequal terms and do not accept them as equals.”
Responding to another question about Trump’s record on women’s rights and the allegations of harassment and abuse that have been leveled against him, Yousafzai replied that ″it is just shocking for a second to believe that this is actually happening . . . I hope that women stand up and speak out against it.”…
Much more to their taste: Elain Chao, aka Mrs. Mitch McConnell:
— The Hill (@thehill) January 25, 2018
*That’s* the big-gauche-untrainable-man-baby enablers everyone recognizes!
“In the end, Trump’s behavior was reassuringly understandable: like everyone else, he just wanted to attend Davos.” https://t.co/F9OCgZlyZh
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) January 25, 2018
… A year ago, this group had been mortified by Trump’s election and the rise of populism around the world. But the destabilizing President who once seemed like an existential threat now seems more like a harmless diversion. A year after Trump’s election raised the prospect of revolution, the elites have regained their confidence. The revolt had been put down, stock markets are up, and globalism is making a comeback.
“The phenomenon of Trump is no longer interesting to people,” said Timothy Snyder, a Yale historian whose book about tyranny Trump helped send shooting up the best-seller list. Over his shoulder, I spotted former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry entering the reception we were attending. “A year ago, everyone thought Trump was just fascinating,” Snyder added. “I spend a lot of my life in Europe, and what I see is that the Europeans have moved on. America no longer matters.”…
To repeat myself: THANKS, REPUBS!
The Wall Street wing of the White House is winning: As Trump heads to Davos, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lauds JP Morgan Chase from the podium, Goldman alum Gary Cohn briefs reporters and Senate readies to confirm investment banker Jerome Powell as Fed Chair.
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) January 23, 2018
Can you please describe the wing of the WH that isn’t the Wall Street Wing? https://t.co/2AkcLH73DU
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) January 23, 2018
Mnuchin before: "I can assure you that the members of his Cabinet have no interest in going over there and rubbing elbows with anybody.”
Mnuchin today: the delegation's objective is to "interact with important counterparts”https://t.co/sI9s0QBqv6
— Miriam Elder (@MiriamElder) January 24, 2018
"Obviously a weaker dollar is good for us as it relates to trade and opportunities,” Mnuchin told reporters in Davos. The currency’s short term value is "not a concern of ours at all,” he said. https://t.co/H9g3THWB4B
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) January 25, 2018
Why do all these people need to be in Davos? https://t.co/jWt0xQlCQl
— Anthony De Rosa ? (@Anthony) January 24, 2018
Human pyramid so Jared can snort coke off the crown of a 25 foot glacial ice sculpture of Caligula. https://t.co/ccar6wWgJX
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) January 24, 2018