At a potential reckoning point, Trump fumbles for success You know a president is in trouble when he has to insist he’s up to the job. But stung by a worsening post hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico, an escalating North Korea nuclear showdown, the humiliating failure to repeal Obamacare and the stunning defeat of his favored candidate in Alabama’s Republican primary, that moment has arrived for Donald Trump. The President is being forced to deny that his Twitter blasts and culture war shots at NFL players protesting racial grievances show that he’s too distracted to lead amid creating political storms. “I’ve heard that before, about was I preoccupied? Not at all, not at all. I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work,” said Trump, when asked at a Rose Garden news conference whether his feud with NFL players had caused him to take his eye off the ball over the fast worsening hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico. Given the magnitude of issues he’s facing, it was not surprising that Trump sometimes seemed to be flailing Tuesday, a day of upheaval that served as a microcosm of his turbulent eight months in power that has delighted his fans but rocked much of the rest of the nation and the world.