The president’s more pliant senior advisers might end up indulging his ultimately self-sabotaging behavior.
Trump aides are serenely confident that the special counsel’s fine print won’t hurt the boss.
In a time of outsider politics, can the ultimate insider resurrect his family’s brand?
The “first daughter” spent years rigorously cultivating her image. But she wasn’t prepared for scrutiny.
Apart from the president, she was the official most associated with family separations—and that won’t exactly endear her to the private sector.
Republican lawmakers and strategists fear that the president would be fixating on the wrong message at the wrong time.
The president’s team is already spinning the special counsel’s conclusions as a plus for 2020.
The presidential son makes the case for his father better than his father can.
The response to his appearance on the Hill could offer a preview of the Mueller report’s aftermath if the findings are anything less than earthshaking.
The president says he doesn’t like Congress’s border-funding deal. But he’ll probably sign it anyway.
Two of The Atlantic’s political profilers chat about their process—and when to doodle during an interview.
“He committed to build a wall,” Steve Bannon said. “What’s not to like?”
In Team of Vipers, Cliff Sims recounts his year and a half in a West Wing “out of control.”
The president offered three-year protection for “Dreamers” and immigrants with protective status in exchange for $5.7 billion in border-wall funding. Democrats rejected it out of hand.
The president used the closures as justification for skipping the World Economic Forum, in Davos. But he’s never shown a desire to engage with voters or leaders who challenge him.
Shahira Knight is one of the most important policy staffers in the White House. The shutdown is proving to be her greatest challenge yet.
Two years into the Trump presidency, the controversy that led to Tom Price’s resignation stands out for its relative normalcy.
For all the frenzied activity in Washington, the American government is running in place.
The vice president has led negotiations to reopen the government. But even after the White House’s state-of-emergency threat, he doesn’t appear to have the authority to do much about it.
The president uses his copious “executive time” to deflect media attention from multiple scandals.