We also need to recognize that the seeds of discontent in the United States that Mr. Trump is fertilizing will continue to bear fruit after he leaves the White House. Attitudes about U.S. leadership and alliance solidarity will never be the same.
The zero tolerance flaunted by the president is a disgrace in that, contrary to his predecessors, it doesn’t plan to undertake any means to solve the broader issue of regularization.
Usually Mr. Trump dominates these encounters with percolating self-confidence, bluster and bravado. It was missing this time. He appeared defensive, vulnerable. The look in his eyes wasn’t the usual look. There was a trace of fear.