“Read the transcript” has become the à la mode at Trump rallies, replacing previous favourites including “Lock her up” and “Build the wall”.
A portion of his 2016 voters are unimpressed and wavering – but the President’s fate is not settled. Particularly as the Democrats are yet to agree a candidate.
Both leaders are firing up their bases and seeking out all-or-nothing confrontations with their political enemies.
And just like Kennedy’s successor, he must match a serious time with a focus on delivery, not just promises.
While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.