'A simple pattern': how Trump claims victory when facts suggest otherwise

The president’s misleading agreement with Mexico showcases his reality-TV tactics – but the media keeps ‘taking the bait’

Another drama, another cliffhanger, another disaster averted at the last minute. Donald Trump had saved the world. Again.

The strange saga of the US-Mexico trade war that never was serves up the latest example of Trump’s reality-television presidency. Time and again he has manufactured crises, set deadlines, made threats, pulled back from the brink and claimed victory while keeping the details notoriously vague.

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Source: The Guardian
'A simple pattern': how Trump claims victory when facts suggest otherwise