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Trump feels 'amazingly alone,' and increasingly the world sees it

WASHINGTON - As President Donald Trump confronted a torrent of anonymous charges from within his administration over his authority and fitness to govern, he sought validation Thursday from an unlikely source, one of the world's most sinister autocrats.

"Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims 'unwavering faith in President Trump,'" the president tweeted early Thursday morning. "Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!"

The tweet underscores one of the dangers that a weak American presidency could pose to the country, giving foreign adversaries leverage to exploit the sense that Trump is being undermined from within. The moment in Trump's presidency carries echoes of the toughest days of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, when many viewed their foreign policy decisions through the lens of domestic

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