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Letters: More Unthinkable Moments

Readers share what they would add to The Atlantic’s list of moments that define an improbable presidency.
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Unthinkable: 50 Moments That Define an Improbable Presidency

This week marks the halfway point of Donald Trump’s presidency. “Like many Americans, we sometimes find the velocity of chaos unmanageable,” Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of The Atlantic, wrote in his introduction to a special project taking stock of Trump’s first two years as president. “So we decided to pause for a moment and analyze 50 of the most improbable, norm-bending, and destructive incidents of this presidency to date.”

We asked readers: Which moments from the Trump presidency would you add to this list?

Here’s how readers responded.


Some readers thought the list should include moments from the campaign trail:

“The list doesn’t address candidate Trump,” wrote Steven Coleman, of Townsend, Massachusetts, “but in some

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