From the New York Times:
By Peter Baker
May 30, 2018
WASHINGTON — Riding in a motorcade in Lima, Peru, shortly after the 2016 election, President Barack Obama was struggling to understand Donald J. Trump’s victory.
“What if we were wrong?” he asked aides riding with him in the armored presidential limousine.
He had read a column asserting that liberals had forgotten how important identity was to people and had promoted an empty cosmopolitan globalism that made many feel left behind. “Maybe we pushed too far,” Mr. Obama said. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.”
As opposed to Mr. Obama, who wrote a 150,000 word memoir about his newfound identity and tribe.
… And he expressed rare self-doubt, wondering whether he had misjudged his own influence on American history.
… Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told Mr. Obama that she felt more obliged to run for another term because of Mr. Trump’s election to defend the liberal international order.
Nothing says “order” more than Merkel’s Million Marching Muslim Men.
When they parted for the final time, Ms. Merkel had a single tear in her eye. “She’s all alone,” Mr. Obama noted.