It was a surprisingly conciliatory speech for this person. But was it for real?
U.S. President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address since his inauguration. In this yearly speech required by the Constitution, the president lays out the policy direction for the next year.
In Trump’s speech, he [Read more]
'But there is no doubt the ideas that were presented are completely inedible for the Democrats.'
Had Trump suddenly found his inner moderate; the thoughtful, sensitive, nuanced, civic-minded statesman struggling to emerge from the cocoon of vulgar, bombastic, billionaire and reality TV celebrity?
What a president says matters. Mr. Trump's feckless mouthings so besmirch his policies as to sap whatever plausibility they might otherwise possess.
Notwithstanding his divisive and dangerous rhetoric, Trump's presidency has been marked by more orthodox policies than his opponents feared and his supporters expected.
The U.S. president ... seems unable to refrain from creating controversy.
The political atmosphere in the U.S. is currently in turmoil with new scandals blooming every morning.
Improvisation, unpredictability and uncertainty have been the standout characteristics of his administration.
Some analysts interpreted this as a shattering of the last illusions of possible improvements in Russia-U.S. relations. However, I would not make a drama out of this situation. Implementation of new sanctions is most likely Trump’s tactical ploy rather than a strategic one. During the period of stigmatization that is [Read more]