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For Trump, ‘a War Every Day,’ Waged Increasingly Alone

By The New York Times

At the midpoint of his term, the president has grown more sure of his own judgment and more isolated from anyone else’s than at any point since he took officeRead full story

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    Akshat RathiSenior reporter at Quartz

    The hardest parts of the Trump presidency start in 2019. This year-end report from NYT's white house correspondents paints a grim picture.

  • Michael Andrews
    Michael AndrewsFounder & CEO at MPA Global

    It is true that almost all Presidents have felt alone and part of that is that they must make tough decisions and take responsibility for those decisions. Most Presidents have had some close advisers they could talk with about the decision to be made. And of course the comfort of family in support. What is most concerning is that this President may be pushing his own family away - case of Invanka and Jared.. if he’s less connected to old friends then who does he trust and rely upon then more distant

    It is true that almost all Presidents have felt alone and part of that is that they must make tough decisions and take responsibility for those decisions. Most Presidents have had some close advisers they could talk with about the decision to be made. And of course the comfort of family in support. What is most concerning is that this President may be pushing his own family away - case of Invanka and Jared.. if he’s less connected to old friends then who does he trust and rely upon then more distant from old friends what is his release valve.

  • Karl Baumann
    Karl Baumann

    It is so true about fighting a war every day, the people of this country want a wall, the media should be posting Democrats who appose him what they said when Barry was leading this country, they ALL were willing to pay 25 billion back then, but as with any Democratic talk that’s what it was just talk, like Bill Clinton going after the Muslims for their terror attacks on this country, all talk nothing ever became of it except more attacks, as far as Mattis retiring, with the reasons he gave he should

    It is so true about fighting a war every day, the people of this country want a wall, the media should be posting Democrats who appose him what they said when Barry was leading this country, they ALL were willing to pay 25 billion back then, but as with any Democratic talk that’s what it was just talk, like Bill Clinton going after the Muslims for their terror attacks on this country, all talk nothing ever became of it except more attacks, as far as Mattis retiring, with the reasons he gave he should retire, we have more than did our share for peace at the cost of the taxpayer, it’s time the UN started doing theirs, that’s what the countries pay them to do, and as far as the economy, the Feds have raised the interest rates 4TIMES IN ONE YEAR! Unheard of! Just because Trump brought the economy around they do this just to make him look bad, insane! Congress won’t get behind him because he closed all their tax loopholes, so he truly is on his own, all he has is every hard working, honest US citizen behind him

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