David Frum Talks to David Remnick About Opposing the Trump Administration

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“People jump on bandwagons—that is the nature of politics,” David Frum, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush, says. “Every day, every hour, you see people who had been previously opposed to Donald Trump who are prominent intellectual names making some kind of peace with him.” Frum refuses to make that peace. While he was initially “Trump-curious” about the candidate’s policy ideas, Frum believes that, as President, Trump will fundamentally undermine American institutions and the rule of law. He seeks to make common cause with the Democrats to defend basic rights and keep order in government.