On Thursday the President of the United States, the servant of the people of the United States as occupant of the highest elected office in the land scurried past some reporters as he boarded Air Force One on his way to the G20 Summit in Tokyo. One of those reporters, acting in the capacity of eyes and ears of the people of the United States dared to ask the people's elected leader what he would say to Vladimir Putin about Russia's meddling in US elections. You know, the elections through which the people choose who amongst them will lead the nation built on the principle of Government of the people, by the people for the people. Trump's response? "It is none of your business"

One might think that the Accidental President lies awake each night developing some new way to disgrace his office and inflict one more cut to American Democracy. Sickening is too weak a word.