If you voted for Trump bc you wanted "insurance for everybody" and worried about a POTUS under FBI investigation, my condolences.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) March 20, 2017
Apart from saying I TOLD YOU SO, what’s on the agenda for the day?
Even Spicer has had it with Trump's tweets https://t.co/D8sY5grNVm
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) March 21, 2017
…The testimony of Mr. Comey and that of Adm. Michael S. Rogers, his National Security Agency counterpart, will most likely enervate and distract Mr. Trump’s administration for weeks, if not longer… But it’s the obsessiveness and ferocity of Mr. Trump’s pushback against the Russian allegations, often untethered from fact or tact, that is making an uncertain situation worse.
Mr. Trump’s allies have begun to wonder if his need for self-expression, often on social media, will exceed his instinct for self-preservation, with disastrous results both for the president and for a party whose fate is now tightly tied to his.
And Mr. Trump’s fixation on fighting is undermining his credibility at a time when he needs to toggle from go-it-alone executive action to collaborative congressional action on ambitious health care, budget and infrastructure legislation…
The problem, from the perspective of Mr. Trump’s beleaguered political fire brigade, is that the president insists on dealing with crises by creating new ones — so surrogates, repeating talking points the president himself ignores, say they often feel like human shields….
Focus groups and polls conducted by two Democratic strategists this month have shown that many voters, even some who support Mr. Trump, have grown weary of his tweets as president. That was also borne out by a Fox News poll last week, showing that a mere 35 percent of Trump voters approve of his Twitter habits, and that only 16 percent of all voters approve of them. Some 32 percent said they “wish he’d be more careful” with his feed.
“His tweeting defines him, and not in a good way,” said Geoff Garin, a veteran Democratic pollster. “Voters not only think Trump’s use of Twitter is unpresidential, they also see the tone and content of his tweets as an indication that he is lacking in self-control.”…
COULD NOT HAPPEN TO A MORE DESERVING BUNCH OF GONIFFS.
That fight, the adviser said, is between Trump's instinct to never back down, which is now bumping into his fear of failure.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 21, 2017
today was a convergence point for pretty much every major symptom of political dysfunction from the last few years
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) March 20, 2017