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For the last week, America has been told that its President is a „dope” and „a child,” an „idiot” and a man whose decaying mental faculties and refusal to read makes him dangerously unfit for the Oval Office.

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Tuesday’s unexpected encounter that showcased Trump’s flair for drama and canada goose outlet toronto his capacity to create a unexpected, reality show style look behind the scenes of Washington bargaining. And it was perhaps Trump’s most effective effort yet to harness the theatrics and symbolism of the presidency to position himself as the dominant player at a key political moment a skill he was slow to master in a tumultuous first year in office when his erratic behavior alienated many voters.

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He was clearly able to follow the debate, and mount a defense of his own controversial positions on a border wall, for example without causing obvious offense, and appeared magnanimously open to other viewpoints.

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Trump’s capacity to avoid playing into Wolff’s portrayal of his character will be tested when he faces questions alongside the leader of Norway. While the leaders will likely only take two questions each, the visual will be another opportunity for Trump to dispel concerns about his capabilities.

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Tuesday’s drama unfolded after a week of humiliation for Trump, amid sensational and damaging revelations from the book and after Wolff claimed that 100% of people around the President doubted he was up to the job.

Video canada goose outlet of the meeting held Washington captive for nearly an hour in the early afternoon, and sparked immediate political maneuvering.

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„It was weird but it was positive weird,” said CNN political analyst David Gergen, noting the unusual format of the meeting, and the impression created by the President, that was clearly aimed at dispelling Wolff’s storyline.

„I thought that Trump seemed to be on message today and seemed to be with it. people are going to say ‘he seems to be OK.'”

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While the visuals were good for Trump and may have helped ease concerns of any supporters given pause by the debate on his mental state, the session also at times deepened uncertainty about exactly where he stands.

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