Not the weather, which is frigid but clear and sunny here. I refer to the prospects for America. I had never heard of Michael Wolff before his latest book appeared, and I accept uncritically the apparently universal judgment that he is, as a journalist, something of a sleezeball. But his picture of Trump is judged to be accurate by Washington reporters who say they have been hearing the same things off the record for months. One tiny item quoted from the book caught my attention.
"At Mar-a-Lago, just before the new year, a heavily made-up Trump failed to recognize a succession of old friends." It is the phrase "heavily made-up" that struck me.
The man is clearly in very bad shape psychologically.