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Kelly tames Trump... for now

Susan Walsh / AP

New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly "is testing his authority to tame Trump's sometimes reckless tweeting habits," according to a startling tidbit from Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs and Margaret Talev:

  • "While Kelly isn't vetting every presidential tweet, Trump has shown a willingness to consult with his chief of staff before hitting 'send' on certain missives that might cause an international uproar or lead to unwelcome distractions."
  • "Kelly has been 'offering a different way to say the same thing.'"

Why it matters: Trump has proven impervious to previous chances for a reset: when he became the nominee, when he won the election, when he was inaugurated. If the retired Marine four-star general is curbing him after a week on the job, that's a big achievement.