Not surprisingly, all this influence has won Jarrett legions of detractors. They complain that she has too much control over who sees the president. That she skews his decision-making with her after-hours visits. That she is an incorrigible yes-woman. That she has, in effect, become the chief architect of his very prominent and occasionally suffocating bubble.
"If Toddle House had offered ownership to the management team, there never would have been a Waffle House," Joe Rogers Jr. said in a phone interview. Mr. Rogers and Mr. Forkner expanded the chain to about 400 restaurants by the late 1970s.
Some unions, even if traditionally Democratic, have aims that align with Trump's stated priorities. But union leaders are in many cases scrambling to get in step with members who responded to Trump's pro-worker rhetoric - and to tap into that energy.