“All of us who have served in this office understand that the office transcends the individual.” Obama has honored that tradition in his conversations in person and by phone with Trump.
Since Donald Trump’s race for the White House was one long, looping detour from convention, it’s natural that the final lap has veered off road as well.
Even veterans eager to help him find themselves challenged not just by his unfamiliarity with the ways of Washington but also by his indifference to them.
These are buildings where even the trash isn’t so much collected as sorted because nearly everything, every record, memo, email, is saved for posterity.
Which means that a man who avoids computers and still conceals his tax returns will live in a world where transparency is etched into law.