Axios’ Swan: Trump Is Remarkably Calm When Things Are at Their Worst
HEMMER: "What does it mean 'I’ll take the heat'? Is he going to give these guys cover on both sides?"
SWAN: "Well it’s a very interesting psychological insight into Trump. Because He's basically spent his whole life in some form of litigation or other. And, you know, you see — you hear reports in the news about when crises happen in the White House that Trump is melting down. I actually often hear the exact opposite; which is that he is remarkably calm when things are at their worst. So when he fired Comey, staff found him incredibly calm. What it means here is hard to tell, because Donald Trump has kind of been all over the map when it comes to these negotiations. It seems that he really does want to come to an agreement, which means that he is prepared to alienate his base, frankly, who -- who elected him to a large extent on a very hard line immigration issue. But I'd be surprised if he -- if he relinquishes the wall, which is the biggest symbol of his presidency."