Says new report in
October 12, 2017
The POTUS unraveling?
(NATIONAL) -- Vanity Fair is out with a new report that suggests the President of the United States is, in two words, unraveling mentally.
Here's the headline: “I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”
The writer of the piece, Gabriel Sherman says in recent days he's, "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."
Some items from the report:
.......Senator Bob Corker's New York Times interview in which the GOP lawmaker described the White House as "adult day care," and warned that the President could start World War Three was "an inflection" point in Trump's presidency and that it brought out 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.”
.......There's a "new level" of concern about what's going on with Trump mentally. Trump's "dark mood" 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 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 Trump said that.)
.......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."
.......One former official speculated that Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have talked about 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.
It is a fascinating piece and, if true as written, is a troubling look into a frightening level of dysfunctionality inside the most important white house in America.
Details here .