MUCH has been made of Melania Trump's absence from the capital.
But our new president's most intense, primal, torrid relationship is in full The War of the Roses bloom here. And it is not with his beautiful, reserved wife. It's with the press, the mirror for the First Narcissus.
President Donald Trump thinks that the mirror is cracked and the coverage is "fake". And many in the press, spanning the ideological spectrum, think that he is cracked and that a lot of his pronouncements are fake.
Can this strange, symbiotic relationship be saved? Probably not. It is too inflamed and enmeshed, too full of passionate accusations. It's going to end like all those plays and movies - from Othello...