So far, Trump has tried numerous strategies to bolster his mediocre national ratings as Potus. He has a certain person in mind when he talks tough on trade, tax reform, drug prices, travel bans and dreamers. Each time he’s curried some favor with the electorate as someone who puts America first and truly cares about the working stiff. However, because of his intemperate and narcissistic nature, many voters continue to seriously question his moral and intellectual ability to lead the country. Going into the mid-terms this fall, the GOP are hardly united on how they will use Trump on the campaign trail, given his controversial and divisive nature. So, how does the White House change the optics on this troubling situation that could spell disaster at the polls? The answer, my friend, may lie in Trump getting to negotiate a peace accord with the North Koreans, finally bringing the Korean War to an end. As a self-proclaimed deal maker, Trump may be willing to tone down the stridency the White House uses to describe Kim Jung-uns’ nuclear intentions as long as it puts him front and center on the world stage as the genius who brought peace to a region perpetually locked in mutual distrust and hatred. Working for Trump is an unorthodox Leninesque negotiating style that amounts to two steps forward, one step back in order to get to where he looks like a winner. In the absence of real principle – pragmatism doesn’t count – Trump can do anything he wants to push an agenda, with one caveat, that he may not know where he is ultimately heading in pursuing his interests. While credit might be his for trying to shore up his party’s chances this fall and his re-election in 2020, there is still the big overhanging issue of his growing mental inability to settle on anything but sowing confusion. Good, perhaps, for keeping your foes on their back foot, but terrible if you want to control the outcome, that is, unless you are good at deluding yourself into thinking that you are a winner.