The foreign fascination with Trump's White House

Amanda Mars, the Washington correspondent for Spain-based El País, told me the overseas fascination with the White House, in Europe at least, has less to do with those surrounding the president than it does with Trump himself. “This administration goes so fast. Everything changes so quickly, and now we have a president who makes his biggest statements through Twitter,” she said. “A lot of people in Europe are still very surprised … that this outsider has become president.”…

“This is a president without a filter in a media landscape where the fact that he doesn’t seem to have any personal rail guards, it mixes with the technology aspects and everything else … it’s just a spectacle isn’t it?,” Blakley said. “It’s a confluence of time and character that has just yielded this entrancing, encapsulating story.”