Last winter conservative columnist David Brooks predicted that Donald Trump's presidency would end up in a place where no one serious worked with him and everyone ignored him and the executive branch largely failed to function. Brooks did know exactly what would happen once we reached this place, as it would be new for the republic, but he said we would get there because the Republicans in the House were not going to remove the President. Even this week there has been clear evidence that they will condemn his remarks but do nothing about it, such as censure him.
On Tuesday Trump finally went beyond the pale. He never had much authority to begin with but none remains. No one serious will ever take him serious or listen to him again. Here are two columns making that point. One by John Zogby, the other by Frank Bruni.
If I were world leaders I'd simply not meet with or negotiate with him and just wait the years until someone else occupies the office.
He should not be invited to any of the ceremonial functions--anniversaries of significant events, openings, disaster responses, etc. People holding such events should invite living ex presidents. Sports teams and others should refuse invitations to the White House.
The real crisis will come when some Cabinet members leaves and the Senate doesn't confirm a replacement. We may actually get small government for a while, unwittingly. Unfortunately, we have major global crises that require responses. We will be in unchartered territory.
And I advise that the rest of us simply begin to ignore him. No point in continuing to get outraged at each individual thing he says and does. This week he finally proved that he is completely unworthy of our even bothering to pay attention to him.