Another grueling day of the intrusive seizure of spotlights by the invincible commander-in-chief showed that what would once have been considered outrageous has turned into a Washington routine.
And after a half-hour meeting with the press, he threw himself into his favorite target, his predecessor Barack Obama, who had already retired for two and a half years, more than 20 times – an outburst of vitriol, impressive even for Trump.
Taken together with a barrage of tweets, Trump's day reflects the sheer strangeness of his approach to the presidency and his apparent insecurity nearly three years after his election.
He could talk about historically low unemployment and the election promises he had kept to his loyal supporters in conservative judicial nominations, or seek to ease the summer mood of fear and strife he did much to ignite.
Or if he had nothing to say, he could say nothing at all.
Weapons and Economics Mismatch
Trump's career rhetoric revealed another feature of his presidency – a lack of consistency and consistency in politics from one day to the next on the nation's major political issues.
It is impossible to really gauge exactly where the president stands, for example, on gun control or the economy, following his series of words Wednesday.
His career back and forth with reporters on Wednesday, which weighed in at a whopping 6,000 words when transcribed, helps explain why the White House rarely focuses long enough to get things done.
In the end, Trump left far more fog to his intentions than he had before.
After saying on Tuesday that he was looking at tax c uts to stimulate the economy – although he did not need them because he was in great shape – he ruled out a similar approach. Or maybe he didn't.
"I'm not looking at tax cuts now," Trump said, adding, "I'm not looking at indexing, and I haven't looked at it seriously. But certainly the option is if I want. "
But the day before, the president said he" would like to do something for a profit on capital. "
He was similarly opaque to arms – amid signs that he was backing against a promise of action after mass shootings. in Texas and Ohio, killing 31 people.
A day after reports from multiple media outlets, citing sources close to the president, he told National Rifle Association boss Wayne LaPierre that heightened background checks the guns are off the table, he has brought more confusion.
"I have an appetite for p overka the background. "Trump said, and then flies non-specific proposal for" closing loopholes "against the buyers of weapons.
Yet he added credibility to reports suggesting otherwise, assuming the NRA's language that gun control actions would threaten the Second Amendment.  "We can't leave this slope so easy that we're talking about background checks, then all of a sudden we're talking, 'Let's get a gun for everyone,'" Trump warned.
When a reporter blaming h for not knowing the points of conversation in the NRA, Trump backed away. "No, that's the point of talking to Trump."
All this begs the question: Why is Trump so obscure?
One explanation may be that the president simply lacks the political courage. In the wake of the grief after the shooting, he wanted to be seen open to measures that polls show a majority of Americans strongly support.
But as the massacres faded from news channels, it seems that Trump is now wary of the political cost he could bear by testing the pillars of his support for falsifying change.
Wednesday's performance does not suggest that Trump will assume a leadership role that only the president can accept and use his high popularity with GOP voters to offer cover to Republican senators, who all agree they will be needed to tightening of previous checks.
Can the White House cope with the economic crisis?
As for the economy, Trump's lack of policy coherence will worry observers who fear that the current White House is unable to cope with the big financial crisis if it comes.
And his turn between boasting about the strength of the economy and then suggesting that it needs to be stimulated suggests that the president is worried about what growing warning signs of recession might linger for him – but he's not quite sure what if there is anything he can do about it.
The Prime Minister's Day also reflects his deeply unorthodox view of the office he holds. Unlike most presidents, Trump does not spend years climbing to the top of politics. So he does not have a hot political problem to fulfill – and is ready to risk accepting his political capital.
Instead, he spent decades waving the public in every way possible through the New York tabloids to quench his thirst for attention, good or bad.
Wednesday's performance is thought to make sense.
In addition to self-aggrandizement, Trump has used the presidency to indulge his prejudices and to calm his personal enmities, hence his continued attacks on Obama.  He also used his presidency as an endless appeal to his political base – conducted through the right echo chamber.
"We have a lot of people watching," Trump said at one point.
While distributing the soundbites to fill the conservative talks of the evening, Trump again said he was considering ending citizenship with primacy despite the controversial Supreme Court precedent. He raised the prospect of declaring militant anti-racist left groups known as anti-terrorist organizations.
He again attacks a group of minority Democratic MPs known as the "squad" who are trying to make their party's face before 2020. When a reporter told him that his warning about Jews voting for Democrats was anti-Semitic , he replied, "It's just anti-Semitic in your head."
And he pressed on his home attack against
"Joe Biden is gone," he says.
Critics may argue that Trump's wild day on Wednesday fits into Biden's argument that he is unfit for office.
Repeal, delicate temper, and inconsistency in showing at the White House may cast doubt on whether the president has "this."
But one thing is for sure: Trump will not change.