Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian military base. Sure, you read that headline last week. But have you really let it sink in?
Even in a Trump casino, hardly anyone would have bet that the one leader enforcing the global ban on chemical weapons would be the man who won the election by declaring, “It will always be America first.”
We never would have guessed that the same Trump who recently told a White House audience, “I don’t want to be president of the world, I want to be president of the United States,” would become the foremost defender of Syrian children — expending around $60 million worth of missiles to take a stand against the baby-killing dictator.
So what’s the next move? Pretend this abrupt change didn’t happen? Perhaps we will see the muscle flexing as a brief aberration, and soon the more familiar, isolationist Trump will re-emerge. That would be the real estate mogul and TV host who in 2013 tweeted his advice to Barack Obama:…
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