“For three years, a question about Trump has lingered in the background: what would happen when the nation’s first amateur president faced a genuine crisis? One he couldn’t overpower with spectacle and nonsense? One that required him to listen, learn, and lead with a steady hand?
Such a crisis has arrived and Trump is making clear that he’s not up to the task. The president’s go-to moves are familiar — lie, divert blame, contradict experts, tout a personal expertise that exists in his imagination — but they are a poor fit for the dangerous circumstances.”