The Note: With Trump, all politics is personal

The Note: With Trump, all politics is personal

6:00am, 31st May, 2018
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump is making it all about … President Donald Trump. It's a fact of Trump's brand of leadership that all politics is personal. It comes through in shifting loyalties, the bestowing of nicknames, and the still-raucous rallies. Trump's response to Roseanne Barr's firing is about apologies he's not getting. His critique of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is about loyalty he feels like he's not receiving. And while Trump has praised Kim Jong Un for his conduct – and his leaving the door wide open for a summit, a week after announcing it was off – he is railing against "MS-13 lover Nancy Pelosi" when referring to the House Democratic leader. White House aides have gone out of their way recently to point out how busy the president is with big challenges – suggesting that he can't be distracted with smaller matters. For his part, Trump is showing he's not too busy to focus on himself. The RUNDOWN with MaryAlice Parks On two heavy-hitting...