I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler.
Current and former White House aides tell that President Trump falls back on immigration and trade policy when he's overwhelmed.
When Trump feels he has lost control of the narrative, he grasps at two issues: border security and trade. “It’s kind of like his safety blanket,” said one senior campaign adviser.
“Whenever a negative story comes around, his instinct is to pivot to immigration or trade. It’s kind of like his safety blanket. He knows that Fox and conservative media will immediately coalesce and change what the base is talking about."
Current and former White House aides tell that President Trump falls back on immigration and trade policy when he's overwhelmed.
Some excellent reported insight here from on how Trump uses trade and immigration to change the narrative on cable news
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler.
Trumpism as practiced by Trump is real but extremely narrow -- basically just tariffs and the Wall, at this point. This take seems right
Very compelling point from in response to my piece yesterday
"When Trump feels he has lost control of the narrative, he grasps at two issues: border security and trade. Those aides said he sees these topics as reset buttons." -- Smart piece
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