‘Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles’

Here’s an excellent look inside Trump’s White House, based on interviews and reporting by Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush of the New York Times.

“Usually around 6:30 p.m., or sometimes later, Mr. Trump retires upstairs to the residence to recharge, vent and intermittently use Twitter. With his wife, Melania, and young son, Barron, staying in New York, he is almost always by himself, sometimes in the protective presence of his imposing longtime aide and former security chief, Keith Schiller. When Mr. Trump is not watching television in his bathrobe or on his phone reaching out to old campaign hands and advisers, he will sometimes set off to explore the unfamiliar surroundings of his new home.

“Cloistered in the White House, [Trump] now has little access to his fans and supporters — an important source of feedback and validation — and feels increasingly pinched by the pressures of the job and the constant presence of protests. . . .”

Read the full article here.

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