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Witcover: Self-destruction in Trumpland

Witcover: Self-destruction in Trumpland

On the heels of the resignation of Gary Cohn, his chief economic adviser, President Donald Trump has responded with the favorite theme song of his own greatness and how others clamor to be part of it.

During a press conference with the Swedish prime minister, he bragged of his place of employment: "It's a great place to be working. Many, many people want every single job. I read where, oh gee, so many people don't want to work for Trump. ... Believe me, everybody wants to work in the White House. They want a piece of the Oval Office. They want a piece of the West Wing."

Maybe so at first, but once they get there, many have seemed in the first 13 months of his...