“…the view of Europeans was that the new president was “a gifted young amateur playing with a boomerang, when they saw, to their horror, that he had knocked himself out.” “…the new U.S. president had lived down to his lowest expectations. . . . Never in his fondest dreams had he anticipated such incompetence.” Obama? Kennedy?
“(he)… explained that he needed tutors because he “had spent so much time . . . knowing people who could help him become president that he knew very few . . . who could help him be president.” Obama? Kennedy?