Bob Schwartz

Trump Island

Trump continues to alienate those once close to him, those who seemed to share a natural affinity. The CEOs on his various advisory boards abandoned him. Now NFL owners, some of them friends, some of them fellow billionaires, are also (for the moment) choosing the other side.

Trump is like one of the James Bond villains who live and operate on an island. He and they may be increasingly isolated, but they don’t lack the company of those they can coopt or threaten. Because they have the power—including in some cases nuclear weapons. So if you are expecting that Trump Island will follow the conventional rules or give up, think again.

Where is James Bond when you need him?


Sharp shadow of a butterfly
In the morning blaze
Not a bird
No frantic wings to stay aloft
Gentle and fleeting
As a cooling breeze