The summer of Trump from hell

Imagine how Trump was feeling for the administration. Last month, we documented how the White House and the office of President Donald Trump worked hard to remodel the federal government while all others focused on intertwined personal dramas, personal betrayals, diplomatic offenses, guilty statements and guilty verdicts surrounding the Trump core. Not to mention the forced separation of families on the border, a crisis that remains unresolved despite the months of court order. It is difficult to leave behind a train accident. It is impossible to put aside the successive debris. That is what this summer, from the Day of the Memorial to almost Labor Day, it felt after the high note of a successful summit of North Korea through a disastrous meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to the treason of Trump by the old auxiliaries and the Dramas of the day in the middle. It suffices to make it forget, for a moment, that the president is at the peak of obtaining a second justice in the Supreme Court. Here are some of the key moments of a summer that did not include any breakdown: North Korea speaks its stop after the summit. The summer really started very well for Trump when he rose decades of foreign policy and met on June 12 with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. It was controversial, sure: everything he does is controversial, but he showed a Trump in control, shaking things as promised and moving, he said, far from a nuclear North Korea. Trump's statements that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, immediately issued on Twitter after its return to EE. They proved to be premature, however, as the talks led by Secretary of State Mike Pompey agreed with the Koreans on the details of an agreement that stagnated. Trump canceled a planned trip from Pompeyo to North Korea on August 24. A moment of weakness causes Putin to look strong in Helsinki. When Trump was on the side of Putin on July 16, he could have been defended by intelligence officials from the United States, who unanimously said that Russia actively interfered in the 2016 US elections. But Trump won those elections, so he agreed to accept any something that I questioned. Particularly when there is an ongoing investigation (the call it as a witch hunt) about whether your campaign is placed with the Russians. So Trump seemed to be next to Putin while standing next to the Russian leader, instead of his own government. It was a moment that hit the international community. While Trump was busy trying to clear himself in later days, the Putin Kremlin began referring to military agreements he made during his private conversation. The Pentagon was ignored. Could you ask why in the midst of Russian trump investigation I met the Russian leader. That is a valid question, especially because Trump invited the meeting. It's hard to find someone who says Putin did not come up with his head. A self-inflicted immigration crisis that took the children of their parents. The dramas of the Trump administration headed headlines, but in points they gave rise to the problem of real policy that was in the government of EE. UU. leading children undocumented immigrants from their parents at the border. The policy of "zero tolerance" was announced by the administration at the beginning of the year as an additional impediment to illegal immigration. Its scope led to genuine and bipartisan public outcry during the summer, but it was clear that the children were taken from their parents so that the American law considered a minor offense. There have been a number of legal cases. The administration still does not have to return to all the children separated from their parents. Michael Cohen declares himself guilty, it implies TrumpOnce Trump's trustee, lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen is already more likely to be called "RAT" by his former boss, who rewards the loyalty above all else. Cohen said that last week in the Trump court he had commissioned the payment engineer to avoid a former Playboy model and former porn star just before the elections. Both alleged that they had problems with the now president years before. He denies these accusations, but there is a tape of her talking at least one of the compensations with Cohen. Trump's good friend, David Pecker, CEO of the company that owns the National Enquirer, who sat in the story about the model model of Playboy Karen McDougal and that the Managing Director of the Trump organization received immunity from Cohen's investigation makes the possibility new laws action even more terrifying for the president. It was after the accusations of Cohen that Trump participated in a federal crime that people talked again about the possibility of impeachment. This type of action still seems improbable, at least. But being involved as a non-declared co-conspirator in a federal crime is never good for a president. Paul Manafort is convicted, he will not turn. Russia's investigation continues, but special lawyer Robert Mueller received his first conviction when Paul Manafort, former head of the Trump campaign, was sentenced last week to a federal court in Virginia in eight of 18 tax and bank fraud cases. There is another trial of Manafort entering DC in September. The Virginia court, remembering, is the only one that the Manafort lawyers expected would be more friendly. Trump lawyers repeatedly demanded that Mueller open his investigation before the November elections. But Mueller recently called for a federal judge for more time to work with collaborator Michael Flynn. And Manafort's second trial still has no beginning. What makes him look like Mueller will not hurry, much less to Trump, so he continues to attack as a "witch hunt." It is a witch hunt with an increasing number of guilty allegations and guilty verdicts now. Pardos and commutations. Another drama that involves another Kim. Kardashian. She was pushing Trump to change the sentence of a non-violent offender named Alice Marie Johnson. Trump finally did it in June and also lost Dinesh D & Souza. His enjoyment of pardon is clear and led to a lot of supposition that he could forgive the people led by the Mueller probe that he thinks to keep faithful. See above: Manafort, Paul, who has since been convicted of eight charges of tax and bank fraud, crimes not related to Trump. But Manafort has not yet collaborated with Mueller. Scott Pruitt stayed in charge much longer than the former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Pruitt sacked in July, but the pressure had been built on Trump to take him out for months. During spring, there were a series of almost incredible ethical questions about the strident and unapologetic chief of the EPA, who saw his role as the outcome of Trump's environmental policy of the Obama era as a cornerstone for the most important things in Washington with Some personal advantages along the way. That survived most of the year is a testament to the impression that it was effective in restoring Obama's policy, although its replacement has been shown to be the same as the task of continuing; the administration announced new friendly carbon policies in August. Tasks and trade wars. Unlike these other elements, Trump has invited to fight with other countries in the trade and exalts its tariff policy when it removes the US from multilateral trade agreements and unilateral search. These conversations, for the most part, have not yet made a firm agreement, but the tariffs it expects to sink other countries to the negotiating table will surely wake everyone. The biggest change in participation in the bets is likely with China. Trump rates did not lead to marked peaks in US costs. U., But the government had to intervene to help certain peasants injured by retaliation. And there are reports from government officials, particularly from South Carolina, seeking special exemptions for companies of the state of origin. This is a long game, but the rage of the US allies. UU. In Europe, Mexico and Canada was pronounced this summer. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got a remarkable separation with Trump about whether Canada is a security risk. This type of tension with Canada has not been seen in generations. The consequences of the beer trade war with China will be clearer over time. McCain's farewell, Trump, has built his political career as a foreigner in Washington, but the aftermath of Sen. John McCain's death, a week ago, has shown the degree of isolation the president can achieve. old mainstream of American politics. He was ostracized by the McCain memorial in favor of former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, both of whom Trump tried to oppose. The outcome of respect for McCain, which highlighted Trump on healthcare and foreign policy, is a testament to the fact that, although the president controls the current GOP, it is a situational control and probably temporary born of the force of his or her power with its united political base and not the love and respect of the other leaders of the Republican Party. Now to the fall and to the intermediate games there is much more where it arose. The evolution of Omarosa Manigault Newman of the dismissal of the staff of the White House to the vocal member of the resistance with an ax to grind and books to sell. The emergence of Rudy Giuliani as Trump's main legal spokeswoman and his strategy to often see the head of scratching talk show. There are also high points. The US economy continues to roar. Brett Kavanaugh will be a more controversial candidate than Neil Gorsuch, but it seems confirmed in the Supreme Court. But the hard summer forums will lead to the mid-autumn elections and Trump, who promised a total explosion of campaign events, will have to do everything possible to repel the Republicans. As difficult as this summer was for him, it could be much worse if he was looking at Democrats in the control of the House or the Senate. .