I have been saying for months the same thing that the author and those he cited mentioned. President Trump’s actions have to be viewed in their entirety. ie... Slapping down the idiot Canadian Prime Minister was done partially for Kim’s benefit. The president has an overall strategy and slight of hand where the magician creates a diversion with one hand while he does something else with the other is definitely part of his operating procedure.
I was not sure if this was intentional at first, but a pattern has developed. The opposition still has not caught on. Even if they recognize it, they have no idea how to respond in an effective way.