The Washington Post - Irrelevant and incoherent Trump is upstaged in El Paso (extracts)
February 12 at 9:45 AM
President Trump went to El Paso, which he falsely said had been rampant with crime before border construction, to whip up his base in favor of a wall.
Before he could take the stage, however, congressional negotiators reached a tentative deal to reopen the border - with 55 miles of bollard fencing, but no wall.
Meanwhile, at a nearby location, Beto O’Rourke gathered a crowd of thousands to celebrate American values.
Trump, in short, was essentially irrelevant, as he increasingly is. (Only his cheerleaders at Fox News bothered to cover him live in entirety.) ...
Trump is left with his cultlike followers, vague threats to “finish” the wall regardless of Congress, his mindless chants and his sycophantic right-wing media.
As for the rest of the country, most Americans have little reason to pay attention to his rants.
He’s not setting policy nor saying anything new. In fact, he has become a bit of a bore.