Trump Once Said Power Was About Instilling Fear. In That Case, He Should Be Worried.

The president has tried to use fear as the prime motivator both with American allies and Democrats in Congress. It has not worked well for him.

The government shutdown is the latest example of President Trump sounding assertive but gaining little, at least so far. Photo: Sarah Silbiger

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