For President Trump, 2018 has been a year of perpetual motion. He has presided over near constant turmoil as he has increasingly relied on his own instincts. In just the last week, the flurry of activity has rocked the government, the military and the markets.
Two of our White House correspondents write:
“At the midpoint of his term, Mr. Trump has grown more sure of his own judgment and more cut off from anyone else’s than at any point since taking office.”
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Here’s a look at the major events — some high, some low — that have undoubtedly shaped Mr. Trump’s thinking heading into 2019.