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Horsey: Donald Trump's wounds are all self-inflicted

Horsey: Donald Trump's wounds are all self-inflicted

When Barack Obama came into office, George W. Bush left him with two wars and an economy teetering on the brink of colossal disaster. Eight years later, Mr. Obama handed off to Donald Trump a country with challenges, but no immediate crises looming. Less than a month after taking office, though, Mr. Trump finds himself awash in catastrophes that are all of his own making.

Mr. Trump's biggest mess results from his choice of retired Gen. Michael Flynn to be his national security adviser. In a steady stream of leaks from intelligence agencies, it has been revealed that Mr. Flynn had multiple meetings with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, including an encounter with...