In a world that is far from the one inhabited by Gary Cooper in "High Noon," there are essential boundaries – decency, honesty, integrity – that are eclipsed when the one wearing the sheriff’s star is on the bandit’s side.
Trump was becoming increasingly focused on Iran and, to a lesser extent, Venezuela. He launched a ruinous trade war against China and threatened Europe with the same. There was simply no time for his good buddy Kim.
The world knows too well by now that when Donald Trump says something, the moment the words are out of his mouth, they cease to exist as matters of reliability.
With his simplistic foreign policy founded on punitive measures, Trump wants to pretend that his threat of a tariff ... forced Mexican President Obrador to make the alleged concession.
The United States must become innovative at innovation again – but more importantly, the country must understand the deep disadvantages of its zero-sum approach.