“One Trump confidant likened the president to a whistling teapot, saying that when he does not blow off steam, he can turn into a pressure cooker and explode. ‘I think we are in pressure cooker territory,’ said this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly.'” From WaPo: Trump’s frustration and fury rupture alliances, threaten agenda. (It’s ironic that a guy named Corker is the only one to let loose on Trump. The anonymous leaks are getting redundant.)

+ The New Yorker’s Jonathan Blitzer on why the White House doubled down on DACA. They are “making a simple calculation that the mainstream no longer matters.”

+ NYT: “In labeling Mr. Corker ‘liddle,’ the president was evidently returning to a theme. He considered Mr. Corker for secretary of state during the transition after last year’s election but was reported to have told associates that Mr. Corker, at 5-foot-7, was too short to be the nation’s top diplomat. Instead, Mr. Trump picked Rex W. Tillerson, who is several inches taller.” And how’s that working out? Trump just suggested he could beat Tillerson in an IQ test. (I guarantee Trump would fail an EQ test.)