I realize what Trump is doing. He's implementing Sun Tzu The Art of War on America's enemies, foreign and domestic.
This part of Tzu's philosophy is being used repeatedly and I think its why Democrat Leaders are unhinged:
"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near"