Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman, reporting for The New York Times (emphasis added):
No word in the Trump lexicon is as tread-worn as “unprecedented.”
But members of the president’s staff, stunned and disheartened,
said they never expected to hear such a voluble articulation of
opinions that the president had long expressed in private. The
National Economic Council chairman, Gary D. Cohn, and the Treasury
secretary, Steven Mnuchin, who are Jewish, stood by uncomfortably
as the president exacerbated a controversy that has once again
engulfed a White House in disarray.
The President of the United States is an angry, resentful white supremacist. That’s been clear to me ever since he started campaigning. If any good comes of this terrible week, it’s that more and more people are now seeing it, and are outraged by it.
★ Thursday, 17 August 2017