The Trump Threat Level Is: Elevated

Three weeks into the Trump administration, is the new president living down to our worst fears, or is he doing better than expected?

Let me put this in terms borrowed from the old color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System. The current Trump Threat Level is: Elevated. That’s the middle level, the yellow one between High and Guarded.

If you had asked me about two weeks ago, I would have pegged it at Guarded. That’s because President Trump had just selected Neil Gorsuch as his appointment to the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Antonin Scalia.

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