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WASHINGTON – L’arrivée d’un nouvel ange gardien à la Maison-Blanche, sensé y ramener un peu d’ordre, n’y changera pas grand-chose : le président Donald Trump a des ennuis. La récente prise de fonctions du général à la retraite John Kelly, ancien secrétaire de Trump à la sécurité intérieure, comme directeur de cabinet, en remplacement de Reince Priebus, a fait baisser d’un ton le chaos ambiant et apporté un peu plus de discipline dans les manières du président. Mais tout cela pourrait changer, du jour au lendemain, ou d’un instant à l’autre.

Kelly a mis un terme à la ronde des collaborateurs entrant à leur guise dans le Bureau ovale – Trump se fait volontiers l’écho de son dernier interlocuteur – et a demandé que les notes et les rapports destinés au président lui soient préalablement soumis. Pour le moment, du moins, l’avalanche de tweets présidentiels et leur loufoquerie se sont calmées.

Les observateurs les plus lucides s’attendent à ce que Trump s’irrite bientôt de la discipline promue par Kelly, qui pourtant, connaissant l’énorme ego du président, invite, dit-on, plus qu’il n’impose. Kelly a encore l’avantage d’être général, et tenu à ce titre en haute considération par Trump.

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