When Trump Gets His Alligator
In the Ukraine scandal, the guardrails protecting the president from his worst impulses broke down.
Michael D. Shear
referred to BORDER WARS, my book with
, in his recent column. Here’s an example from the book of the kind of behavior Ross describes, in which Trump’s aides try to manage him.
"Look, he wanted an alligator, and we let one thrash around in the water for a while, but we always kept it on a leash." How Trump's aides save him from his impulses and how they are trying to save him again. (Only he continues to love alligators.)
This is a pretty great
Douthat makes the convincing case that Trump only gets in trouble when his staff lets him get what he wants.
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