Trump growing in his new job

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President Trump's scheduled 30-minute talk with Vladimir Putin stretched to over two hours and covered a lot of major ground, including Trump confronting Putin about Russian election interference and an agreement for an almost immediate cease-fire in the Syrian civil war, which will also involve Israel and Jordan.

We've heard agreements like this before, and it doesn't change the fact that the U.S. still wants Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gone while Russia backs him. So who knows how long it will last?

Still, it shows that despite every effort by the media to delegitimize him, Trump is continuing to grow in the job, as he goes toe to toe with other world leaders, defends America's interests and wrings concessions out of them in negotiations that the previous president didn't even dare ask for.

Media figures who continue treating Trump with arrogant disdain, as if he's not really president, may soon wake up and find themselves looking as pathetically outdated as a faded "Kerry/Edwards" bumper sticker on a Prius in Portland.