Halfway through an interview in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump is asked if he regrets any of his abrasive tweets about allies, political opponents and the state of the world. Mr Trump pauses, momentarily: “I don’t regret anything, because there is nothing you can do about it. You know if you issue hundreds of tweets, and every once in a while you have a clinker, that’s not so bad.”

The Trump presidency is like no other in the 230-year history of the American Republic. Yet as Mr Trump approaches his first 100 days in office, there are tentative signs that there is more method behind the madness than critics suspect.

Read the full FT interview here.

That was from an email blurb received from the FT. Funny, last week, I precisely raised that possibility in a Q&A session with Professor Easwar Prasad of Cornell University that there could be a method behind the madness, than critics suggest, in many areas of policymaking by the new American administration, including with respect to China.

He was dismissive. Oh, well.

As I had noted in another blog post, it should not be that difficult for intellectuals to accept that there are possibilities beyond their imagination or comprehension. But, somehow, it seems very difficult. Almost impossible.


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