As for Democratic operatives reactions, the German "Schadenfreude" or "unseemly joy in the misfortune of others" or "to gloat" seems to fit their reaction. The last THE ECONOMIST had a Norwegian word which may relate to Trump and too many other of our "leaders". Apparently was applied to Henry Ford and his "ship of fools diplomacy attempts.."Stormannsgalskap" which means "madness of great men". It seems it might apply to Trump whether or not he qualifies as a great man.
So much for smoke and mirrors..incidentally, the air in Tripp County is blue with the smoke from the tragic Canadian fires. Irritates my eyes a bit, but as far as I know not much other danger around here. The switch to north wind triggered a few drops of rain prior to the smoke moving in.
**Stay tuned for more words not to live by---- Doug Wiken