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Trump Sees Winning Hand as Critics See Presidency Spiraling Down

  • Revving supporters with border wall fight and ‘America First’
  • Possibility of firing Fed chief adds to sense of disarray
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin called top bank executives trying to ease their fears. Margaret Talev reports.Daybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Donald Trump is coming off one of his roughest weeks as president, at least in his critics’ eyes -- instigating a government shutdown fight, provoking his defense chief’s resignation, abruptly pulling U.S. troops from two global hot spots, and even thinking about firing the head of the U.S. central bank.

Yet, as hard as it is for the outside world to comprehend, the president and his advisers think all that upheaval adds up to a winning hand.