Trump’s intransigence is putting his legacy at risk
The late, renowned Welsh poet Dylan Thomas is best remembered for his poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night,” in which he implored his gravely ill father to fight with all his might and energy against the inevitability of death. In those ageless lines, he beseeched his dying father to resist with rage and defiance the finality of his fate. One can only wonder (knowing his disdain for reading) if President Donald J. Trump has been inspired by this poem. Many voters — voters of all political stripes — are wondering if Trump will go quietly into the figurative good night of leaving office. By pressing forward in his Don Quixote-like quest to reverse the outcome of the national election, he’s surely risking the legacy, positive or negative, of his four years in the White House. Hint to the president: The windmill always wins.