I would only make one change to your commentary; "... the optics of that would have been extremely damaging for him and his political ambitions." I would change "political ambitions" to his ambitions of personal wealth.
Comrade tЯump and his supporters, the tЯumpuБlicans, are actually enabling these “Domestic Terrorists” with their words, actions, and inactions!
Yes but making a big deal because of what he didn't say. Look at his cabinet, his past, his campaign retoric. Did anyone expect him too? He's an ass.