The stoic feelings of progressive Washington were similarly subdued in the city’s more conservative corners. Mr. Barr was able to eat his lunch at Tosca, a white-cloth Italian restaurant offering lunch specials of pan-seared octopus, pea purée, and tiramisù, in peace. And at the nearby Trump International Hotel, there were none of the cabinet secretaries, personal lawyers or other Trump-world luminaries.
Instead, guests wearing “Make America Great Again” hats sipped beer and rosé. Two of the bar’s four large televisions, usually fixed on CNN or Fox News, were even tuned to sports channels.