I enjoyed this read, but don't have much to add. I was, however, blown away that America First came from an NYT reporter. I assumed based on the media reports I heard that his team resurrected AF slyly as a nod to its history. I had no idea of its real origin story as a question from a reporter. That shows the better than anything I've seen of the superficiality with which Trump operates. We see all these loosely correlated ravings emanating from him and his inner circle , and assume that there has to be a 'there' there, but there isn't. There's a guy of below average intelligence and above average self worth reacting without hesitation or embarrassment to the shit the world flings at him. he world view we want to ascribe to him at least has an internal logic (and that's probably why we need it to be true), but I'm not sure it exists. I think he's just a political lamprey.