Many of the politicians in Washington, and the journalists who report on them, are confused by some of the people Donald Trump is interviewing, and appointing, to jobs in his administration. Nikki Haley to the UN? Governor Haley endorsed Marco Rubio in the primaries and then, after he dropped out, said she hoped Ted Cruz would win the Republican nomination. In the fall, she continued to criticize Mr. Trump for things he said.
Then there is Mitt Romney, who Mr. Trump is apparently considering for Secretary of State. Mitt Romney was one of the leading Republicans criticizing Donald Trump even after he got the nomination. And yet, here are Messrs. Trump and Romney sitting down for a private dinner.1 The politicos are confused. But I think that is because they don’t understand “The Art of the Deal,” so to speak.