On three dimensions — temperament, competence and ideology — Trump’s conduct since the election has offered more basis for worry than for relief.
.. 63 percent of voters do not think he has the temperament to be president — including 26 percent of Trump voters.
.. Pick your adjective: thin-skinned, childish, unpresidential.
.. Sixty percent said he is not qualified to be president, including 23 percent of Trump voters.
.. shellshocked Trump team clueless about the magnitude of the task facing them. Really, all White House employees of the previous administration are out the door on Inauguration Day? How were they to know? Um, ask an experienced transition planner?
.. most of his choices so far convey the message that loyalty will be rewarded above all, and that Trump’s election night promise to “bind the wounds of division” was empty rhetoric.
.. This is a man who called the NAACP “un-American,” said he thought the Ku Klux Klan was “Okay until I found out they smoked pot” and described a white civil rights lawyer as a “disgrace to his race.”
“You look at the exit polls and whether they got the top-line numbers right or not, what is clear is there was a hunger for change among a lot of Americans,” Axelrod said. “And those who felt strongly about those who were angered and disenchanted with government, overwhelmingly were supporting Donald Trump,And those people backed Trump “notwithstanding the fact that two-thirds of them said they didn’t think he had the temperament or the qualifications” for the presidency, Axelrod said.