Trump’s call for compromise is only on his own terms

Washington (CNN)The state of Donald Trump is unrepentant and defiant. And while he says he’s open to compromise and national unity — it must be on his terms. Yet at times, he offered a tantalizing promise of something more, conjuring moments of poignancy, as when he honored a World War II veteran and a Nazi concentration camp inmate the veteran helped liberate, together in the first lady’s box. In a speech in which rhetorical calls for common ground jarred with the rigidity of his policy positions, Trump did make an apparently genuine effort to bring Americans together. He tried to combine key themes from his 2016 campaign into a patriotic creed behind which everyone could unite. “I am asking you …