He could have walked away from the perpetually violent storm in Washington, especially since Congress is on a recess that could offer a timeout from his breakdown of power's demise with democrats.
Obsession for Approval Assessment
Nevertheless, he spent weekend concealing headlines that help explain why his rating is closer to 40% than the majority of public opinion that should ensure a first-term president of a good economy four years in it oval office.
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One of the unique features of the Trump administration is the president's almost limitless energy to pay simultaneous political battles at any time of the day or night.
While in Japan, the unimaginable Trump, mainly on Twitter, was weighing on Israeli politics of choice, beating the Democrats to "NONE", demanding a change in the vulnerability legislation, and calling for an extension of the annual rolling Thunder Vietnam Veterans Event in Washington, which is expected to unpack this year.
He called for the press for the "Russian Conscience", gave shout-outs to his favorite conservatives pounded and promoted Fox News shows. 19659012] Trump could have been 13 time zones to the east, but he burned up everybody's social media and cable TV and demanded as much attention as ever. It was as if he were devoted to the White House or to one of his golf courses as if he were every other weekend.
Such ubiquity is crucial for a president who has put his second expression on a conflicting turnout from his political base, which he seeks to hold in a constant state of anger.
Yet another norm shattered
"Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ person. He is probably based on his record," Trump said with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The comment not only violated conventions that once prevented US presidents from pursuing domestic policies abroad – which Trump has long since dumped after being destroyed by his recent predecessors.  However, by adapting to a murderous tyrant leading a hostile power against a political rival, the president also seemed to urge other foreign leaders to do what they can to help his re-election, regardless of the consequences for American democracy.  The President also refused to accept the assessment of his own national security advisor, John Bolton, that North Korea's recent ballistic missile launches violated UN Security Council resolutions.
"My people think it might have been a violation you know. I see it differently," said Trump, referring to the tests that even his own top helper believed violated UN resolutions.
The most charitable interpretation of the President's comment is that he tried to open his dialogue channel with Kim and to avoid responding to provocations that could put the United States and North Korea back on a dangerous path to confrontation – a result, no sensual person wishes.
But Trump's critics suggested that his motives were more personal.
"President Trump of course welcomes North Korea as his signature problem. He will not admit that the root cause of this North Korea problem is their nuclear weapon," said Joseph Yun, who served as the US Special Representative on the policy of the isolated state of Barack. Obama and Trump administrations.
"He will not admit that there has been no progress towards getting rid of North Korean weapons. We must remember that the election cycle is now with us in the United States," said Yun CNN's Brooke Baldwin.
And the President's building a more convenient personal reality in North Korea asks another question.
"At this point, what more will President Trump let Kim Jong Un get rid of?" Samantha Vinograd, a senior national security assistant in the Obama administration, told CNN.
It was a strange way to pay Japan back for its lavish hospitality that saw Trump become the first foreign leader to meet the new emperor Naruhito and join a sumo wrestling tournament with Abe.
The President's comments also opened new divisions between Bolton and him, raising fresh questions about the national security adviser's attitude and the true nature of US foreign policy with multiple crises, including with Iran, escalating.
North Korea was quick to try to widen the rift with a vitriol shipment from its official news agency, the KCNA, b Bolton bumped a "war mandiac" with a "second mental structure from ordinary people."