Trump says he believes the US drone could have been shot down by mistake, by somebody who was "loose and stupid." What would really be loose and stupid would be to illegally bumble into war.
The US economy has entered its 11th year of uninterrupted expansion, breaking the previous record for the longest period of growth in American history without a recession
Some even argue that Trump is the adult in the room among hawks in his administration such as National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, both of whom reportedly favor retaliatory attacks and broader escalation.
The idea of an official campaign "launch" was somewhat incongruous given Trump has essentially been on a permanent campaign footing since his November 2016 election victory.