Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.
"Fake news!" roared Donald Trump, the work of "sick people."
"As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy," writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, "it is illiberal democracy."
In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland's Eastern shore.
The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the Christmas market, has done more damage than he could imagine.
In this world, it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, said Henry Kissinger in 1968, but to be a friend is fatal.
When word leaked that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a holder of the Order of Friendship award in Putin's Russia, was Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, John McCain had this thoughtful response:
"Vladimir Putin is a thug, a bully, and a murderer and anybody else who describes him as anything else is lying."
The wailing and keening over the choice of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA appears to be a lead indicator of a coming revolution far beyond Reagan's.
Like a bolt of lightning, that call of congratulations from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to President-elect Donald Trump illuminated the Asian landscape.
"I have in my possession a secret map, made in Germany by Hitler's government -- by the planners of the New World Order," FDR told the nation in his Navy Day radio address of Oct. 27, 1941.
Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit.
After a week managing the transition, vice president-elect Mike Pence took his family out to the Broadway musical "Hamilton."
Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme: "(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude form of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism that is built around an 'us' and a 'them' ...
However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border.
"In victory, magnanimity!" said Winston Churchill.
"If I don't win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime," says Donald Trump.
Should Donald Trump surge from behind to win, he would likely bring in with him both houses of Congress.
Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, "I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense."
"Remember, it's a rigged system. It's a rigged election," said Donald Trump in New Hampshire on Saturday.
Donald Trump turned in perhaps the most effective performance in the history of presidential debates on Sunday night.
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