John Hancock

Witcover: After the border fiasco, will the Party of Trump realize the emperor has no clothes?

Witcover: After the border fiasco, will the Party of Trump realize the emperor has no clothes?

Public outrage over President Donald Trump's heartless corralling of small children from their immigrant parents has finally unmasked his political strategy of fake strength.

After weeks of arguing that the policy was invented by the Democrats and required that party’s members of Congress to undo it, Mr. Trump did a rare 180. He accepted that he had the power to step in and stop the moral obscenity of his own making — although some lawyers have doubted that President Trump's vaguely worded executive order will reunite families already divided.

His swift surrender under pressure may be the first substantial evidence of a public crack in the wall of blind adherence to his...

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