another average american wrote:
But this whole thing makes Trump look like even more of a fool.
No, it doesn't. It makes him look like a man that can get things done. Plain and simple.
It has made the Republicans look foolish; now many of them will be reluctant to say they were wrong and continue this nonsense.
It makes Trump look like he does not know what are the important things to do and what things are trivial. It also shows he is out for publicity again (he has done the "maybe I will run" before). He is a huckster who probably does not believe much of what he is putting out for headlines. He is going to make a coherent (much less legal) foreign policy on 25% tariffs on China and taking Iraqi oil? No way he can stand a year of unscripted Q&A and digging.