A very impressive analysis; you hit a lot of nails right on the head. A few thoughts:
“A strong economy. Trump’s got that, at least for now.”
Saith the soothsayer: “Aye, Caesar, but not gone.”
The ‘detente’ that Mr. Trump is seeking with North Korea is a tricky issue. The reality is that Mr. Trump is simply handing Mr. Kim one victory after another, and claiming success when he is actually making matters worse. You’re quite right, however, to focus on the perception rather than the reality.