He still doesn't dare actually speak her name.
They gave his custom a pass.
I'm seeing a lot of people asking "Who wrote this tweet? Trump wouldn't say voluminous." And I have to say, I think there's a trap we're falling into there, as a culture.
Which is part of how he uses them.
What sorts of words? Well, if someone told him that his speech was euphonious, we'd hear him repeating it, I'm pretty sure.
Exihibit B: His administration (relatively quietly) expelled 60 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the nerve agent attack.
But if he backs down so soon after the lawyer embarrassment?
Technically ALL the power of the executive branch is vested in that one office.
That's how things stand for Trump at the start of the week. He's had a disaster of a weekend following a bad week, and he knows it. That could change at any moment, though. His moods are mercurial and he rarely believes one thing exclusively for very long.