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The president who pitched himself to voters as the consummate negotiator and ultimate dealmaker has repeatedly found his strategies flummoxed by the complexities and pressures of Washington lawmaking.
  • Aug 9, 2020
With coronavirus cases nearing 5 million in the United States and average daily deaths topping 1,000, the president’s retreat to the confines of his private club offered him an opportunity to create a kind of alternate reality in which his presidency is not being beset by numerous crises.
  • Aug 8, 2020
While the president courts chaos, campaign officials are scrambling to mount a fresh case for his candidacy on the fly amid a deadly pandemic and foundering economy.
  • Aug 1, 2020
The campaign’s efforts to hit the reset button and refocus ahead of the vote comes as the president has continued to push divisive messages that have frustrated members of his own party.
  • Jul 30, 2020
Researchers and political analysts say differences between this year and 2016 are stark — making it unlikely that unexpected voters alone will be enough to change the president’s fortunes.
  • Jul 30, 2020
Political strategists say the president’s appeals to racial fear and grievance are politically risky when much of the country is trying to reckon with issues such as systemic racism and discrimination.
  • Jul 23, 2020
The president appeared to acknowledge that the virus he once said would disappear continues to pose a serious threat to the country, as well as to his reelection chances.
  • Jul 21, 2020
The move to resume the news conferences comes as the president has struggled to turn the country’s attention away from the pandemic and economic devastation months before voters head to the polls.
  • Jul 20, 2020
The president’s trade adviser wrote a piece for USA Today in which he said the nation’s top infectious-disease official has been “wrong about everything.”
  • Jul 15, 2020