From Foreign Affairs, Jon D. Michaels on Trump and the “deep state”: The government strikes back. Trump uses meeting with hurricane victims to praise himself, diss reporters. Trump relishes role as chief executive of Harvey response. Reports of Russia’s election hack keep getting scarier. Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked? We’re nowhere near prepared for the ecological disaster that Harvey is becoming. Trump is at war with his own generals: We used to worry Trump listened to his generals too much — turns out he may not listen to them enough. Burning Houston chemical plant Arkema successfully lobbied Trump to strike down safety rules. This is how September is beginning for the president — Lord knows how it will end.

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