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Six Months Into Presidency, Trump Battles Weak Polls, Fading Expectations

President Donald Trump took the oath of office six months ago Thursday, vowing to rescue the country from what he said was an “American carnage” of shuttered factories and too many people trapped in poverty.   “The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action,” Trump pledged in his inaugural address. What followed was one of the most tumultuous beginnings for any president in U.S. history, marked by protest, controversial tweets, weak poll numbers and an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia…

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