Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Trump faces critical decisions amid 1st presidential crisis

Mark the time and date: At precisely 12:40 p.m. on Feb. 14, on the 25th day of the Trump administration, a Democrat dealt from the bottom of the deck to play the Watergate card: “What did the president know and when did he know it?” demanded Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings.
It wasn’t a question. Cummings was trying to turn the departure of Michael Flynn into a club and use it to batter President Trump like a baby seal.
The White House is shrugging off the cheap shot, but the coast is far from clear. Combined with mistakes and in-house dissension, the necessity of removing the top national security aide less than a month into the job signals that Trump is now face-to-face with his first presidential crisis.
The resistance against him is emboldened, yet there’s no silver bullet because there is no single problem. Here are two areas Trump must address to regain momentum and keep faith with the public. 

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