According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump frequently engages in profanity laced tirades against his White House staffers, primarily when they tell him things he doesn’t want to hear.
“When President Trump grows frustrated with advisers during meetings, which is not an uncommon occurrence, he sits back in his chair, crosses his arms and scowls,” The Times reported.
“Often he erupts. Calling his aides ‘f***ing idiots.”
The New York Time report hit the nailed on the head with the following assessment of the Trump presidency: “For two years, Mr. Trump has waged war against his own government, convinced that people around him are fools. Angry that they resist his wishes, uninterested in the details of their briefings, he becomes especially agitated when they tell him he does not have the power to do what he wants, which makes him suspicious that they are secretly undermining him.”
Trump, who once declared “I alone can fix” the system, is standing more alone than ever. The swirl of recent days — a government shutdown, spiraling scandals, tumbling stock markets, abrupt troop withdrawals and the resignation of his alienated defense secretary — has left the impression of a presidency at risk of spinning out of control.
The story goes on to report on the bunker mentality inside the chaotic White House. The Trump presidency, according to the Times, is a “war,” for Trump everyday.
“At the midpoint of his term, Mr. Trump has grown more sure of his own judgment and more cut off from anyone else’s than at any point since taking office,” The Times continued. “He spends ever more time in front of a television, often retreating to his residence out of concern that he is being watched too closely.”
“Trump is said by advisers to be consumed by the multiplying investigations that have taken down his personal lawyer, campaign chairman, national security adviser and family foundation,” the report added. “He rails against enemies, who often were once friends, nursing a deep sense of betrayal and grievance as they turn on him.”
Things are only expected to get worse for Trump from here. In about 2 weeks, Nancy Pelosi is going to be the Speaker of the House, who will be met with subpoena-wielding House Democrats who want to investigate Trump’s family, business, campaign and administration. You can expect very soon after that, Trump will face the results of whatever special counsel Robert Mueller finds about campaign ties to Russia and obstruction of justice.
Buckle up, Trump. It’s going to get every bumpier than it already is.