“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”

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    Oct 12, 2017 5:05 AM GMT
    Just keep this adult day care center Nazi and fucking moron away from any Nuke button, his condition is overwrought dementia icon_rolleyes.gif




    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/donald-trump-is-unraveling-white-house-advisers/amp


    In recent days, I’ve spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president that seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods.

    At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a Twitter war. But now it’s clear that Bob Corker’s remarkable New York Times interview—in which the Republican senator described the White House as “adult day care” and warned Trump could start World War III—was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what several people close to the president have recently told me in private: that Trump is “unstable,” “losing a step,” and “unraveling.”

    The conversation among some of the president’s longtime confidantes, along with the character of some of the leaks emerging from the White House has shifted. There’s a new level of concern. NBC News published a report that Trump shocked his national security team when he called for a nearly tenfold increase in the country’s nuclear arsenal during a briefing this summer. One Trump adviser confirmed to me it was after this meeting disbanded that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a “moron.”

    In recent days, I spoke with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president who seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods. Trump’s ire is being fueled by his stalled legislative agenda and, to a surprising degree, by his decision last month to back the losing candidate Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican primary. “Alabama was a huge blow to his psyche,” a person close to Trump said. “He saw the cult of personality was broken.”

    According to two sources familiar with the conversation, Trump vented to his longtime security chief, Keith Schiller, “I hate everyone in the White House! There are a few exceptions, but I hate them!” (A White House official denies this.) Two senior Republican officials said Chief of Staff John Kelly is miserable in his job and is remaining out of a sense of duty to keep Trump from making some sort of disastrous decision. Today, speculation about Kelly’s future increased after Politico reported that Kelly’s deputy Kirstjen Nielsen is likely to be named Homeland Security Secretary—the theory among some Republicans is that Kelly wanted to give her a soft landing before his departure.

    One former official even speculated that Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have discussed what they would do in the event Trump ordered a nuclear first strike. “Would they tackle him?” the person said. Even Trump’s most loyal backers are sowing public doubts. This morning, The Washington Post quoted longtime Trump friend Tom Barrack saying he has been “shocked” and “stunned” by Trump’s behavior.

    While Kelly can’t control Trump’s tweets, he is doing his best to physically sequester the president—much to Trump’s frustration. One major G.O.P. donor told me access to Trump has been cut off, and his outside calls to the White House switchboard aren’t put through to the Oval Office. Earlier this week, I reported on Kelly’s plans to prevent Trump from mingling with guests at Mar-a-Lago later this month. And, according to two sources, Keith Schiller quit last month after Kelly told Schiller he needed permission to speak to the president and wanted written reports of their conversations.

    West Wing aides have also worried about Trump’s public appearances, one Trump adviser told me. The adviser said aides were relieved when Trump declined to agree to appear on the season premiere of 60 Minutes last month. “He’s lost a step. They don’t want him doing adversarial TV interviews,” the adviser explained. Instead, Trump has sat down for friendly conversations with Sean Hannity and Mike Huckabee, whose daughter is Trump’s press secretary. (The White House official says the 60 Minutes interview is being rescheduled.)

    Even before Corker’s remarks, some West Wing advisers were worried that Trump’s behavior could cause the Cabinet to take extraordinary Constitutional measures to remove him from office. Several months ago, according to two sources with knowledge of the conversation, former chief strategist Steve Bannon told Trump that the risk to his presidency wasn’t impeachment, but the 25th Amendment—the provision by which a majority of the Cabinet can vote to remove the president. When Bannon mentioned the 25th Amendment, Trump said, “What’s that?” According to a source, Bannon has told people he thinks Trump has only a 30 percent chance of making it the full term.
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    Oct 12, 2017 7:33 AM GMT
    Uh-oh.
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    Oct 12, 2017 11:59 AM GMT
    It was clear during the campaign that Trump is mentally unstable, likely seriously mentally ill. And now under the pressures of the Presidency (of which obsessive golfing may be a symptom, for a man who swore he'd spend all his time in the Oval Office) Trump could well be having a complete mental breakdown.

    There are too many reports, from too many Republican and White House staff sources, to ignore it. And unless you're in total denial (admittedly a defining characteristic of Trump followers, as well as the deliberate disruptors here), you witness it yourself in Trump's public appearances and lunatic tweets.

    For anyone else such behavior would earn you a bed in a psychiatric ward. Or at the very least placed on a police "watch list" for dangerous tendencies. Remember, this is the guy who said he could murder someone on New York's Fifth Avenue and get away with it. What do you think the consequences would be for the rest of us saying such a thing in public?
  • PennsyGuy

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    Oct 12, 2017 12:33 PM GMT
    FAKE NEWS!

    But if believing this helps you get through the day and remain "stable" then by all means...
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    Oct 12, 2017 1:27 PM GMT
    Liberals: Hands Up, Don't Shoot.
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    Oct 12, 2017 4:36 PM GMT
    The Art of The Tantrum

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    Oct 12, 2017 5:48 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    The Art of The Tantrum


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    LOL! What a leader! It may have worked for Donnie in the board room of his own company his Dad gave him, but it doesn't work in the White House Situation Room. Nor in public, or on the international stage.

    Where Trump, and by extension the rest of us Americans, look like absolute asses. Good plan there, though, Russia, your mission accomplished to diminish the US, and send us into political chaos.

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 12, 2017 5:56 PM GMT
    LOLOLOL! You poor sore losers. This is so ridiculously and clearly FAKE NEWS. Some of you are starting to just come off as gullible idiots. Please come to grips with the reality that Donald J. Trump is your president for at least the next 3 years --- and probably the next 7 years --- and that isn't likely to change.
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    Oct 12, 2017 7:48 PM GMT
    Even when they can see his dotardliness on public display, the Trumpsters are still in denial.

    Donald Trump almost forgets to sign executive order before reminder from Mike Pence

    Donald Trump almost forgot to sign his executive order aimed at unravelling parts of Obamacare.

    In the White House's Roosevelt Room, after giving a few remarks, the US leader thanked everyone for attending the signing ceremony. He then appeared to head for the exit, without having done what healthcare executives had been gathered to watch: him actually sign the document.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-forget-sign-executive-order-healthcare-obamacare-mike-pence-a7997661.html


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    Oct 12, 2017 10:44 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidEven when they can see his dotardliness on public display, the Trumpsters are still in denial.

    Donald Trump almost forgets to sign executive order before reminder from Mike Pence

    Donald Trump almost forgot to sign his executive order aimed at unravelling parts of Obamacare.

    In the White House's Roosevelt Room, after giving a few remarks, the US leader thanked everyone for attending the signing ceremony. He then appeared to head for the exit, without having done what healthcare executives had been gathered to watch: him actually sign the document.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-forget-sign-executive-order-healthcare-obamacare-mike-pence-a7997661.html

    Donnie Dotard thinks he's still in a reality show. Where his weirdly shaped mouth is the TV focal point.

    Wrong, Donnie. You were supposed to sign something to make it legal. You wanted to be President, to enhance your businesses, but it does involve some Presidential tasks from time to time. Not just empty photo ops, and playing golf for half your term. Nor middle-of-the-night incoherent tweets. But then your followers all know what covfefe means. icon_rolleyes.gif

    My spell checker fought me on that. Too bad for Donnie that his didn't.
  • PennsyGuy

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    Oct 12, 2017 11:29 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidLOLOLOL! You poor sore losers. This is so ridiculously and clearly FAKE NEWS. Some of you are starting to just come off as gullible idiots. Please come to grips with the reality that Donald J. Trump is your president for at least the next 3 years --- and probably the next 7 years --- and that isn't likely to change.


    Well he isn't the President of the mentally ill Brit guy who posts anti-Trump topics here daily. How a Brit that doesn't live here can be so disturbed about who the President of the United States is boggles the mind.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 12, 2017 11:37 PM GMT
    PennsyGuy said
    CuriousJockAZ saidLOLOLOL! You poor sore losers. This is so ridiculously and clearly FAKE NEWS. Some of you are starting to just come off as gullible idiots. Please come to grips with the reality that Donald J. Trump is your president for at least the next 3 years --- and probably the next 7 years --- and that isn't likely to change.


    Well he isn't the President of the mentally ill Brit guy who posts anti-Trump topics here daily. How a Brit that doesn't live here can be so disturbed about who the President of the United States is boggles the mind.


    Anyone else notice that there's like 12 posters in these forums? Sheeeesh. What has happened to RJ? Oh, wait, that's right, all the crazy libs scared most everyone off
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    Oct 12, 2017 11:47 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThe Art of The Tantrum

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    Bump
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    Oct 13, 2017 9:31 AM GMT
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    Ex_Mil8 saidThe Art of The Tantrum

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    Bump

    Thanks - a bump of a wonderful and revealing image of our so-called "Commander in Chief". An immature man-child. And that crazy mouth of his. Can't anyone tell him to fix it? Not just the stupidity coming from it, but its appearance.