"To be sure, Trump’s contempt for the established institutions of government isn’t anything new."
HUH? "established institutions of government"? Are they aware that it is a group of wealthy international bankers? A private company? Either they are very unlearned, refusing to learn, or in cahoots.
Take your pick.
"Trump doesn’t give a fig about Presidential norms, of course. Having tried to claim personal credit for the stock market’s rise on many occasions during the past year and a half, he is clearly desperate to shift the blame for a dive in the Dow, even though such an eventuality was virtually inevitable at some point because stock prices have risen so far over the past few years. Trump also doesn’t seem to have much respect for the Fed’s independence. If one of the consequences of his attacks is to undermine confidence in an institution that celebrated its centenary in 2013, so be it. Apparently, that’s fine by him.
To be sure, Trump’s contempt for the established institutions of government isn’t anything new. "
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