Donald Trump using other people to get his way
We all recognise the annoying child who prods and goads until he gets a reaction and, later, when ostracised, claims it’s all the fault of other people.
Maybe that’s Donald Trump’s deliberate tactic. He wants to build walls and create trade barriers, except that’s difficult working from the inside out with your own people and organisations.
So, with a surprising degree of self-awareness and the liberal use of Twitter, he gets everyone else on the outside to do it for him.