We have to quit thinking he’s just bumbling along, too. I make that mistake a lot. The “gaffes” are often quite intentional. It’s a great act. But it’s going to get us into real trouble at some point because he doesn’t have the knowledge base he needs to navigate thoughtfully. So he’ll either make deadly mistakes or allow himself to be manipulated into things he never bargained for. And either way, we’re in big trouble.

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

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