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The return of a less compromising, more familiar Trump: Taking a hard line on North Korea and Obamacare repeal

The return of a less compromising, more familiar Trump: Taking a hard line on North Korea and Obamacare repeal

This week answered one question: When it comes to Democrats and their ideas, President Trump is happy to flirt but reluctant to marry.

For two weeks, Trump has boggled his own party’s leaders by cutting deals with Rep. Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, the Democratic leaders, on the federal budget and the debt ceiling. He also indicated a willingness to work with them on a moderate solution to the fate of immigrants who entered the country illegally as young children.

This week: the break-up. This week brought back the Trump of insulting nicknames — “Rocket Man,” he called the leader of North Korea — and of his “America First” priorities, both...

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