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Witcover: Cracks in Trump's wall of promises

Witcover: Cracks in Trump's wall of promises

Barely two weeks after Donald Trump's election built on a host of promises from building a wall along the Mexican border to putting "crooked" Hillary Clinton in jail, he has already begun to withdraw or hedge on many of them.

He still insists that wall will go up and be paid for by Mexico. But at the risk of disillusioning millions of Hillary-haters who voted for him, he has pointedly backed off the threat to his defeated rival, showing a compassion never visible during the campaign.

"I don't want to hurt the Clintons," Mr. Trump said last Tuesday. "I really don't. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways." The worst,...

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