Ruth Marcus: You Can ‘Patch’ this W.H. ‘But You Can’t Necessarily Fix It’
MARCUS: "But clearly an ally of the White House told me yesterday, Trump has left denial. So he’s not in the denial phase, I’m told anymore, where he thinks this is all going great and he’s signing executive orders and everything is just hunky dory. But there are stages, as we know. So has he gotten to acceptance? And I think David puts his finger on the really important thing, which is, General Kelly could impose some order and discipline. It can’t get any worse, right, as we saw this week on this crazy, chaotic White House. But can he get President Trump to change? Does President Trump want to change? Is President Trump capable of changing? I talked to lot of former White House chiefs of staff yesterday. I heard the word “patch” a lot. You can patch this but you can’t necessarily fix it."