President Trump’s first two weeks in office have been met with protests, outrage and indignation — and that doesn’t bother his supporters a bit.
Trump’s backers see the blizzard of criticism as proof that he is doing exactly what he said he would: take a wrecking ball to the conventions of Washington.
“He is a bull in a china shop,” said GOP strategist John Feehery, a Trump supporter who is also a columnist for The Hill. “But people knew that when they let him in the china shop. They wanted the china shop torn asunder.”
Skeptics caution that Trump’s embrace of controversy is a dangerous game. He is trying to ride the turbulent currents of political polarization, they say — and those currents could just as easily capsize his presidency as carry him to greater success.