AS I write these lines, the United States has no effective president.
Only one president in American history has suffered a swifter loss of power: William Henry Harrison, elected in 1840.
That is because he died after just a month in office, catching pleurisy after delivering a two-hour inauguration speech on a cold, wet day.
Donald Trump’s poll ratings have shrunk faster in six months than any other president since the Second World War.
His approval rating even in his favourite Rasmussen poll is down by 20 per cent since he took office.
The explanation is simple: Trump’s record in six month’s is worse than any other president.