Less than two weeks ago, Donald Trump had the finest moment of his short presidency — his address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28th. Even many of his harshest critics praised his speech or reluctantly conceded that it was "presidential."
The collective response from Republicans was no mere sigh of relief. It was more like the discovery that some vital biblical prophecy had been fulfilled: The Holy Pivot is here at last! Huzzah and hooray. Give the plebes extra rations of grain and wine, for today we celebrate!
We've had President Trump for a while, but this was Presidential Trump.
The obvious lesson drawn by Republican leaders was: This Trump could...