Frank Bruni

02/21/2017 - 8:00am

    Almost any five minutes of Donald Trump’s mesmerizing, terrifying news conference on Thursday would have been enough to do another politician in.

    Almost every day of his administration so far contains sufficient grandiosity and delusion to be the end of a normal president’s productive...

12/15/2016 - 11:00am

    It’s not as if Donald Trump wants for self-amusement, but still I pity him the apparent end of his search for a secretary of state. He had such a blast with it.

    Luminary upon luminary genuflected before him. Oracle upon oracle plumbed the...

12/11/2016 - 7:00pm

    It takes a certain force of will to turn away, even briefly, from the burlesque of Donald Trump’s transition into the presidency. But that’s not the entirety of U.S. politics, just as his election wasn’t the lone political story of 2016. Other contests had important lessons. One...

12/07/2016 - 5:00pm

    A show of hands, please: How many of you would like Donald Trump to step away — far away — from his Twitter account? I’m pretty sure I have a majority, but to be safe: How many can at least agree on no tweets before breakfast?

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12/05/2016 - 9:00am

    For a politician who won the White House by railing against the elites and demonizing the establishment, Donald Trump presented an odd argument for why Americans should believe, as he does, that his adviser Steve Bannon is no racist, anti-Semitic ally of the alt-right.

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11/30/2016 - 1:00pm

    I had just shaken the president-elect’s normal-size hand and he was moving on to the next person when he wheeled around, took a half step back, touched my arm and looked me in the eye anew.

    “I’m going to get you to write some good...

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