The Vanishing GOP Adult
Charlie Sykes - The Bulwark

With apologies to Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, who has bemoaned the disappearance of adult supervision in our culture, our more immediate problem is the absence of adult supervision in his own party.

Let's start with yesterday's presidential tantrum. In a roomful of putative adults, President Trump apparently melted down, becoming so abusive that Democrats actually walked out of the meeting. It was apparently at that same meeting that he handed out The Letter: "Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool! I will call you later."

And every sentient creature in the universe reacted: this can't possibly be real -- a plaintive cry in defiance of what we know deep down: There is no bottom to the juvenile ignorance of the man who sits in the presidency.

From Vanity Fair:

Is This Real?”: Trump Sends Third-Grade Reading-Level Letter to Erdogan

Donald Trump has said or done something certifiably insane nearly every day of his presidency. And not like, “This guy’s a little kooky”-level insane, but full-on “Mr. President, put down the stapler and unhand the president of Finland”-level insane. But last week, apparently seeking to prove to the world that we ain’t seen nothing yet re: the depths of his mental instability, he wrote and reportedly proudly distributed the following letter to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, for all the world to see...

This is real:

"Everything that has ever happened to us is there to make us stronger."
-John Trudell