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Jules Witcover: Take charge Trump? He's still impulsive and mercurial

Jules Witcover: Take charge Trump? He's still impulsive and mercurial

In Donald Trump's continuing attempt to look more presidential, his assertions of military and staff control may be having limited success. But his long record of impulsive and impetuous behavior based on impressions rather than established fact beclouds the effort.

His swift dispatch of lethal cruise missiles to wipe out Syrian chemical weapons in response to their deployment to kill and maim innocent victims has had the immediate political impact of casting him as tough and decisive.

The initial absence of any Russian reply in kind has enabled President Trump to demonstrate a willingness and ability to risk a breach in his alleged courtship of President Vladimir Putin. The...