We begin with the Chicago Tribune and an alt-reality:
Scott Stantis: Truth bites Trump
From the San Diego Union Tribune, an adversarial relationship resolved:
Steve Breen: Reporters and President Trump
While the Kansas City Star strings him along:
Lee Judge: The hidden hand?
From the Sacramento Bee, an alt-reality conflict closer to home:
Jack Ohman: It’s a Defcon 3 alert. . .
And the Philadelphia Daily News, searching for a replacement:
Signe Wilkinson: No, I meant a trained seal
From one of the nation’s finest syndicated cartoonists, buyer’s remorse:
Jeff Danziger: GOP Misses Nixon
Pat Bagley: Women’s Alternative World
While the Washington Post heads to the O.R. as Trump’s allies commence surgery:
Tom Toles: Look out, Obamacare. Here comes the GOP, ready or not.
Finally, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a notable departure:
Mike Luckovich: Extended leave