This week’s White House Report Card finds President Trump buoyed by his tariff threat on Mexico working but Democratic attacks escalating. And new Zogby Analytics polling shows that he is in trouble in key swing states where former Vice President Joe Biden is polling well.
Compared to the previous week, this one was a pretty dull seven days for President Trump. His threats of tariffs on Mexican exports seemed to have worked to get our southern neighbor to — at long last — help reduce the surge of illegal aliens and his threats of more tariffs on Chinese goods were both positive developments. Some of his political problems this week were of his own making — such as his statement on accepting foreign information on political opponents — and some weren’t, such as the awful anti-Trump budget cobbled together by the House Armed Services Committee.