‘I Hate Everyone in The White House!’ : Trump Goes Off On Staff, Advisers Fear He’s ‘Unraveling’
The White House is in crisis and advisers have revealed they are struggling to contain a president who seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods. This week, Trump yelled to his security chief: “I hate everyone in the White House!”, several prominent Republicans and White House officials told Vanity Fair.
The publication reports that 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 Mr. Trump said. “He saw the cult of personality was broken.”
After the loss, an embarrassed and humiliated Trump deleted tweets that backed Sen. Strange.
Adding to that fuel, 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, prompting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call him a “moron.”
In a further blow to the President, former close adviser Steve Bannon has reportedly told people that he believes Trump only has a one-in-three chance of lasting the full presidential term until the next election in 2020.
Bannon warned him the biggest risk to his presidency was not impeachment, but the 25th amendment.
Trump is said to have asked: “What’s that?”
The 25th amendment is a provision whereby Cabinet can vote to remove the president.
Meanwhile, Trump’s long-term friend billionaire Thomas J. Barrack Jr told the Washington Post that he has been “shocked” and stunned” by the President’s rhetoric and inflammatory tweets.
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 said in private: that Trump is “unstable,” “losing a step,” and “unraveling.”