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Trump Seeks to Alter Course After Missteps on Impeachment, Doral

  • Syria cease-fire, China trade deal could still fall apart
  • Wave of revelations deepens impeachment jeopardy for Trump
Donald Trump on Oct. 18.
Donald Trump on Oct. 18.Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg

Donald Trump will try to turn the corner this week after one of the most calamitous stretches of his presidency but heads into that next phase weakened by self-inflicted missteps that have left him on the defensive.

Trump had aimed to use a partial trade deal with China and a U.S.-brokered cease-fire in northern Syria to change the subject from impeachment, and demonstrate that he was still a consequential actor on the world stage, able to rise above the House Democratic attacks that he has described as a “coup.”