SCENE 1: THE OVAL OFFICE - A foreign leader is about to arrive at the White House. The flags of the visiting nation ripple down Pennsylvania Avenue. The Secretary of State hurries in to brief the President. James Baker tells George Bush what the sore spots are, what favors will be asked, what aid will be sought.
Trump's distrust of the deep state, elites and eggheads - an insecurity inflamed by Steve Bannon - makes it hard for him to trust his own government's facts. Share story It's not unknown, of course. In ancient Egypt, there was the symbol of the ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail.
It's not unknown, of course. In ancient Egypt, there was the symbol of the ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail. Nerve-addled octopuses sometimes consume their own arms. But we've never watched a president so hungrily devour his own presidency. Soon, there won't be anything left except the sound of people snickering.