Separating many children from their families when they reach the U.S. is still part of Trump’s system of deterrence, even though this policy was officially suspended last summer.
The big show in the border zone clearly will not bring peace or a North Korea that is free of nuclear weapons.
[I]t’s the president of the United States who, with his quickly-changing trade policy, is making a major contribution to the uncertainty in the global economy.
The president has no strategy.
If the respectable side of America turns out in droves for the election in the critical states, the demon may finally be exorcised in 17 months.
In this situation, enforcing the law is difficult.
If another president was running the U.S., that question would be easy to answer. Europe shares its fundamental values and economic order with the United States, not with China, an authoritarian country.
The president could not likely have found a way out of the situation on his own. He must have realized that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, the staff hard-liners, would not provide objective assistance in the matter.
[T]here is no contradiction between ... being in favor of tolerance and ... feeling national pride.