TIME

Amid Donald Trump’s stumbles, an America-first rebellion that is just beginning

IN THE MIDST OF HIS HISTORIC PRESIDENTIAL FIZZLE, Donald Trump gave a speech to the Detroit Economic Club. It’s always fun to watch Trump deliver a prepared text. He appears to be discovering it with the rest of us, offering a running commentary on what he’s reading, seemingly amazed that the ideas appearing on the teleprompter reflect his own. The result is a strange echolalia: “American steel,” he said in Detroit. Then he repeated

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from TIME

TIME3 min read
How To Navigate Today’s Volatile Market
EVERY THREE MONTHS, PUBLICLY TRADED companies report both their actual financial earnings and their expected prospects over the near future. Investors closely watch these reports for signs of promise or trouble, in a ritual not unlike reading tea lea
TIME3 min read
When In Doubt, Just Assume I’m Smiling
I MISS SMILING. I DON’T MISS IT IN THE INSPIRATIONAL poster “the whole world smiles with me” way. I don’t miss it, as another poster says, because I can no longer “intimidate those who wish to destroy me.” I don’t miss it because “happiness looks gor
TIME2 min read
Conversation
THE RISK OF REOPENING AMERICA Haley Sweetland Edwards’ May 25 cover story on problems with the federal approach to reopening the U.S. left some readers feeling it was unfair “to lay all our virus problems at [President Donald Trump’s] doorstep,” as J