Summer clouds on Trump’s horizon

Summer clouds on Trump’s horizon
Donald Trump preparing to board Marine One.

Things may look sunny for the US economy, but Donald Trump is starting his summer holidays with his approval ratings in the doldrums. And the trial of Paul Manafort, his former campaign manager, is likely to bring fresh squalls of controversy

This week normally marks the start of the silly season in US politics. Capitol Hill assumes a ghostly calm as the summer recess gets under way and senators and congressional representatives decamp to their constituencies and holiday destinations.

In previous administrations, the White House press corps has hightailed it to the incumbent president’s holiday home of choice feeling a giddy relief at the prospect of whiling away the days in between photo ops at scenic...

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