Trump is the center of the political discussion.
I almost added "in the United States," but why? Despite the best beta male efforts of our weakling president to emasculate the greatest land of all, we remain No. 1. No brag, just fact. The world knows as much about our presidential election as we do. It affects them too.
Trump is where Obama was eight years ago, with one notable exception. The press loved Obama, but hates Trump.
That just diminishes the press.
From James Taranto:
All of Obama’s difficulties last week can be seen as examples of his being eclipsed by Donald Trump, who despite trailing in the polls has become the most dominant figure in American politics.
Trump had put the president (and Hillary Clinton) on the defensive for downplaying radical Islam after Orlando, and he has changed the immigration debate by putting more-restrictive policies at the center of his campaign. The credit for bottling up Garland’s nomination goes to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans, but Trump was quick to endorse that effort: “I think it’s up to Mitch McConnell, and everybody else to stop it,” the future presumptive nominee said at a debate Feb. 13, hours after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. “It’s called delay, delay, delay.”Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit noted the quote and added, "Say what you will about Trump, he’s been going after Hillary, Obama, and Elizabeth Warren like Mitt Romney and John McCain never did."
Romney and McCain wanted to be liked.
Trump wants to be president. I like his chances.