The Guardian's Richard Wolff has a reminder for Donald Trump and his supporters: the honeymoon is already over, and Trump is basically a dead man walking:
What passed before as media outrage now has a measurable impact on his presidential polls and by extension his presidential power.
What passed before as a sycophantic discussion with his own attorney now opens the door to endless litigation and the clear and present danger of impeachment.
What passed before as a curious cozying up to Vladimir Putin is now transformed into a multi-agency investigation into illegal foreign payments to undermine the election.
We should not confuse populism with popularity. Trump enters the Oval Office as the weakest new commander-in-chief in living memory. Having lost the popular vote by almost 3 million, he has no political mandate to speak of. And his disastrous poll numbers are hard to overstate.
This is the high-water mark of every president’s approval ratings – before they do the tough stuff of governing and encounter one of the many fast-moving crises that pass through the West Wing. At the height of his popularity, Donald Trump is polling as badly as George W Bush at the end of his doomed presidency, after the catastrophic collapse of the economy and the bloody disaster of the Iraq war.
After his ludicrous lie about the numbers of people at his inauguration and the massive outpouring of defiance the day after he was sworn in, Trump is only going to get more unpopular. His administration are not only corrupt, but incompetent too and their combined idiocy will make for the most disastrous government in US history. For those of you who follow politics intently, this isn't a particularly controversial prediction, it is merely a statement of fact.
The women's marches around the country were not a one off rally to protest Trump's vile misogyny, they were the beginnings of a mass resistance movement the likes of which the country has never seen. And the more resistance there is to Trump's presence in the Oval Office, the more mistakes the thin skinned bully is going to make.
Get ready Mr. Trump, you are on borrowed time.