Before I could ask a question, Trump plunged into his explanation of the politics of his decision to call off a vote on the bill he had been touting.
Trump was speaking, of course, of the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, which had been languishing for days amid unrest throughout the party as the president and his allies have courted members and pushed for a vote.
Instead, it was the president calling from the Oval Office. His voice was even, his tone muted. He did not bury the lede.