I feel an apathetic slumber accompany even the scantest attention to the deluge of scandal, rank idiocy, and bigotry that comes daily out of our nation's capital. Thank you for addressing his recent statements with some care.
Excellent point you make with regards to Norway: why is the president praising a country so politically unlike our own in comparison to Haiti? Only a few days he seems to have forgotten his and his party's position on immigration:
At one point in the meeting, Trump seemed so amenable to Democratic demands that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had to jump in and remind Trump of the Republican position on DACA: that any agreement needs to come with substantial border security.
He's a freewheeling boor operating on instinct. Of these instincts, not a few are pure stereotype, racism, and gut-feeling of what the room wants to hear.