A wise old friend (now deceased) who really understood politics once told me that the worst thing that can happen to a politician is to be laughed at. Sweden and a few other countries are laughing at Trump. While Trump certainly gives us ample opportunities to laugh with contempt, I think it is a mistake to not take this guy seriously. As another friend said, “I am not sure if this guy is nuts or are we seeing the the biggest middle finger to the ruling elite in history”.