President Donald Trump likes to spin his finger in a circle and make a whirring noise when he's making fun of wind turbines as a source of renewable energy.
But it was the President's policies that were spinning this week as he retreated from a number of bold pronouncements, policy ideas and nominees.
If you're keeping score:
1. The border with Mexico will not be closed.
2. Republicans will not soon present a replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
3. He doesn't actually think the Mueller report on Russian election interference should be publicly released.
4. His nominee to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement is his nominee no longer.
What's on display is a President who just says things that pop into his head or announces policies via Twitter -- then must find ways to retreat from them or make them real.
Did he ever really believe he would close the entire border with Mexico, or was it just bluster?
After the utter disappointment of failing to repeal Obamacare, for which Trump still carries a festering grudge, did he sincerely think it would get another vote?
That Trump often says incorrect things about issues big and small has been well-documented.
Just a while ago, for some mystifying reason, he repeated his untrue contention that his father was born in Germany. But his credibility, such as it is, faces new questions as the week draws to a close.