The president's opponents – the Dems, media, Never-Trumpers, Washington elites, Deep State, et al. – know they are in a prize fight, and their strategy reflects it. They are using a tactic called "rope-a-dope." If you tie up a boxer against the ropes, all he can do is defend against a serious blow; he can't maneuver well enough to land a solid punch. You can't win a fight without punching. Eventually, you will go down and lose the fight.
Trump and his advisers have let the media and the rest of the opposition to his presidency tie him up with one controversy after another to keep him against the ropes. First it was a salacious comment that implied severe misogyny; then it was the Russian collusion; obstruction of justice followed after that; then investigation of his finances; then accusations of racism when all the man did was point out that the fight in Charlottesville had two sides and that both were wrong to turn to violence. Everything is either a canard or a completely overblown reaction that almost challenges the sanity of those who are willing to believe the propaganda in the face of opposing facts. So, Trump lashes out at the media and the left. These are little jabs because that is all he can do as he is pinned down under constant assault. No one should get too excited about jabs. He will not win with jabs.
Trump's opponent is fighting as a tag team, with the media being the most prominent figure in the ring. Trump is in the ring alone and without a tag team. His biggest weapon is a right hook from the Justice Department, but his weak attorney general will not even step into the political ring with him. He needs an AG who immediately starts slugging it out by using the plethora of crimes committed by his opponents against them. They should be doing this as a matter of course, anyway. Unless this happens, Trump is going to eventually lose by a knockout or a decision called impeachment. He needs to go on the offensive very soon, but he does not have the team in his corner to step in and deliver some real punches.
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Mr. Trump is not Rocky. Rocky is, after all, complete fiction. These little rhetorical jabs he makes at the media are sad attempts of a man who does not have the skill nor the team to help him get off the ropes and start throwing some damaging blows. In this prize fight, he is losing bitterly. He must start using the power of his office to throw the full power of the law at these criminals, and he needs an AG who recognizes that this is the president's only winning strategy to defeat his brutal opposition. Then, he has a chance to put them up against the ropes and beat them senseless with indictments and convictions. They will never be able to throw another punch again. And they know that this is truly their glass jaw!