Taming Trump: the Marine vets who now dominate his life
It's widely believed inside and out of the White House that nothing and nobody can control the impulses and snap instincts of Donald J. Trump. Many have tried; none have succeeded, in business or politics.
The president himself has set up the ultimate test of his controllability: He has put rigid Marine veterans in charge of his legal and governing fights — and set in motion the appointment of a third Marine vet who looms over his life and presidency.
Meanwhile, a barrage of leaks has pelted the White House, as President Trump heads tonight to his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., for a 17-day vacation. Most surprising were two transcripts of Trump calls with world leaders — a rare breach, and a sign of real animus toward Trump somewhere in the government.