You couldn't have written this script if you tried.
Trump has spent days arguing that the possibility of recession is a media creation. But Tuesday, he suggested it might be the price of doing the much-needed business of his trade war.
The narrative is that Trump is alienating women. Polling suggests it's really that he's losing less-educated voters.
President Trump has divided the country, pitting left against right. He's also pitted many political figures against their former selves.
A nuanced portrayal hits at the core question for those who criticized and then served Trump: How much are you willing to sacrifice your principles? Pompeo has been willing to go further than most anyone.
His latest prediction — that there's no recession coming — echoes what he said in 2007-2008.
It's not clear whether Trump intended to make Greenland a state, but what would it mean if he did?
The editorial board suggested Trump was ill-served by his advisers. He dedicated a portion of his speech to attacking it anyway.
The Fix's Aaron Blake discusses the latest in politics and campaigns live with readers.
The poll shows Trump sinking into the 30s in percentage of the vote in the general election, but that's not the worst of it.