On the most consequential action of Trump’s term yet — the missile strikes on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack — Americans approve of the action by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.
The strikes in Syria are also about the only issue on which there is not a significant partisan split. That’s the ongoing silver lining for Trump: His political base still approves of how he’s performing. There are only two groups among which 50 percent or more think Trump is outperforming Obama on foreign policy. One is Republicans. The other is white Americans without college degrees — the group that was always Trump’s most steadfast ally.
For a president who has mastered finding silver linings in dark, dark clouds, that will probably suffice.