Friday’s Opinions: Don’t underestimate Trump

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Don’t underestimate Trump
He may be down, but he’s far from out.
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The president who cried wolf
With Comey, it’s “he said, he said.”
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Trump thinks he’s under attack. That’s very dangerous.
Now he heads to the Middle East. What could possibly go wrong?
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On the bright side, Trump has created all this chaos himself
What happens when President Trump faces a crisis from outside?
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Considering impeachment? Slow down.
The process is for presidential misconduct when all other mechanisms have failed.
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So what happens when Trump goes abroad?
He’s got scandals, low approval ratings — and hope that the Saudis will help.
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Republicans should be relieved Mueller will serve as special prosecutor
His appointment will allow Trump and Republicans to again concentrate on turning the country around.
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The guardrails can’t contain Trump
But removing him by way of the 25th Amendment would be the most destabilizing event in American political history.
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Our commander in chief has no command of himself
It’s hard to master others when compulsions of revenge master you.
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We’re not learning from the Trump story — because we’ve peeked at the last page
The media backlash against the president has been as shocking as the election result.
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The North Korean nuclear threat is very real. Time to start treating it that way.
Pyongyang is nuclear-armed and is determined to remain that way, despite sanctions and diplomacy.
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Those who serve Trump should ask themselves: Why am I still here?
Time for the adults in the room to consider leaving the room.
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Editorial Cartoons
Donald Trump will eventually want to fire him too Time is running out for the GOP agenda
And if the crowd starts booing…. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) tells reporters that the Republicans are intent on getting their agenda accomplished and will “follow the facts wherever they lead” when it comes to President Trump.
 
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The Post’s View
Trump has made an about-face on Saudi Arabia. He shouldn’t get too cozy.
He shouldn’t let the country “take advantage of the United States.”
 
A judge’s snoozing puts a vital transit link in peril
The Purple Line’s prospects are fading fast on account of reckless judicial inertia.
 
There’s no clear winner for America in Iran’s presidential election
From the U.S. point of view, it’s not clear that there’s a side to root for.
 
 
Latest Blogs
Trump requested a question from Peter Baker. He didn’t get it.
New York Times reporter wasn’t even there.
Trump’s pick for FBI director should have nothing to do with Mueller’s investigation
Keeping Trump’s nose out of the Russia investigation is the business of Mueller, and it is in the best interest of the American people.
 
California AG agrees: California law does not preclude private citizens from displaying Confederate battle flag at county fairs
A California county fair had concluded the contrary in 2015.
 
Lawyer Todd Levitt creates “College Lawyer of the Year” award — gets the award — sues paper for allegedly misreporting situation
Nope, says the Michigan Court of Appeals — “Although the article contained slight inaccuracies, we conclude that the sting of the article’s headline [‘Attorney suing student admits to fake award’] would not have a different effect on a reader than the literal truth.”
 
Is Donald Trump a witch?
Giles Corey also got a lot of bad press during a witch hunt.
 
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