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  • White House Tries to Regroup, but Trump Isn't Helping

  • As long as President Donald Trump has a smartphone, no White House strategy is safe

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at an Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative event in the East Room at the White House, Monday, June 5, 2017, in Washington. photo: AP/Andrew Harnik, photo: AP/Andrew Harnik

05 of June 2017 17:21:41

WASHINGTON – The White House has curtailed press briefings, redirected questions on Russia and planned a major infrastructure policy rollout this week in an effort to regain control of its message.But as long as President Donald Trump has a smartphone, no White House strategy is safe. On Monday morning, Trump upended the White House's week with a blitz of statements delivered via Twitter.

The president's free-wheeling style underscores the difficulty the White House faces as it attempts to recalibrate following weeks of damaging reports about possible ties between his campaign and Russia, as well as a steady drumbeat of speculation about internal conflict and disarray.Those struggles are coming to a head as fired FBI Director James Comey is set to testify on Capitol Hill Thursday.

JULIE PACECATHERINE LUCEY



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