Multiple White House insiders describe Trump as depressed, angry, and losing his mind.
“On Wednesday evening, the president became “unglued,” in the words of one official familiar with the president’s state of mind. A trifecta of events had set him off in a way that two officials said they had not seen before: Hope Hicks’ testimony to lawmakers investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, conduct by his embattled attorney general and the treatment of his son-in-law by his chief of staff. Trump, the two officials said, was angry and gunning for a fight, and he chose a trade war.
The New York Times reported, “Mr. Trump is isolated and angry, as well, according to other friends and aides, as he carries on a bitter feud with his attorney general and watches members of his family clash with a chief of staff he recruited to restore a semblance of order — all against the darkening shadow of an investigation of his ties to Russia.”
Then came the part about Trump losing his mind on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House:
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 2, 2018
Donald Trump is spinning out of control. It can be argued that he has been out of control since he took office. What makes the current situation different is that it appears that Trump is totally unglued and freelancing off of whatever pops into his head at any moment. That’s how he has held three different positions on guns in the last two days. It’s also how the president tanked the stock market and sparked a trade war.
Trump is increasingly out of his mind, but his own weakened cabinet won’t take 25th Amendment action, so the country must cross their fingers until November when voters have the opportunity to elect a Democratic Congress to check this president and potentially impeach him if necessary.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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