1. President Trump did more than take on Rep. Elijah Cummings today with his tweets about Baltimore and his retweeting of videos showing the garbage and squalor in Cummings' district. He also led the Democrats into a pre-prepared trap, and now he's inside the walls, so to speak, of the Democratic inner-city fortress.
I'm starting to think that Trump and Obrador are in cahoots. When I started reading that Obrador, described as a socialist, was a lock-in to become the new President of Mexico, my first thoughts were, that's all we need. Another Venezuela-type socialist nightmare right on our border. But it doesn't seem to have panned out that way. In fact, Trump seems to really like the guy and Obrador seems to be very predictable and reasonable, much more so than I expected.
1) Donald Trump knows his game theory. His algorithm of choice is called Tit For Tat.
Tit For Tat is an algorithm for playing iterative Prisoner's Dilemma type games. In such games, in each "move" each player must decide whether to cooperate or defect. If both players cooperate, they both gain. If both players defect, neither gains. But if one player cooperates and the other defects, the one who defects picks up points over the one who cooperates.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.