Trump’s photo op play: Facing impeachment, the president strives to look hard at work

Photo Ops and Sound Bites

President Trump eats Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops during a surprise visit to Bagram air base in Afghanistan on Thursday. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

As Democrats in Congress push to impeach him, President Trump has toured a manufacturing plant in Texas, boasted about economic gains and signed numerous bills. He served turkey to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving and grieved with the families of fallen service members at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. . . . .

“. . . .But he and his aides also have staged photo opportunities and public events designed to showcase the president on the job — a strategy one year out from the election to convince the American people that he is hard at work for them at the same time that Democrats are trying to remove him from office.”

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