[Defense Secretary Mark Esper's] job is a lot tougher than Mattis’s was in the first two years. He’s gotten a generous budget from the Congress and . . . now has to turn this vision on paper into reality.
Trade deals are always challenging to ratify in Congress … There will be significant resistance, as Speaker Pelosi has said, to ratifying a [U.S.-U.K.] trade agreement that is seen to harm the Good Friday agreement or the interests of people in Northern Ireland.