Trump went to Afghanistan to have a late dinner with the troops. Before he left, he supposedly signed a new law amending our relationship with Hong Kong. The Congressional Record indicated that the announcement was premature–an example of taking the intent for the act?
Meanwhile, it looks like dictator Erdogan was looking to make mischief to compensate for having lost authority at home with the election of a rival as the Mayor of Istanbul. In retaliation for Erdogan’s relatives being deprived of gravy through a number of foundations, the state bank refused to extend loans to Istanbul. So, the new Mayor went to NATO and the EU. Erdogsn is looking for succor in Qatar.