October 9, 2017

WHEN YOU THINK PEACE AND PROSPERITY IS PRESSURE...:

A 'pressure cooker': Trump's frustration and fury rupture alliances, threaten agenda (Robert Costa, Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker October 9, 2017, wASHINGTON pOST)

Trump in recent days has shown flashes of fury and left his aides, including White House chief of staff John F. Kelly, scrambling to manage his outbursts. He has been frustrated in particular with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was reported last week to have earlier called the president "a moron." Trump's Sunday morning Twitter tirade against Corker caught staffers by surprise, although the president had been brooding over the senator's comment a few days earlier about Trump's "chaos" endangering the nation.

One Trump confidant likened the president to a whistling teapot, saying that when he does not blow off steam he can turn into a pressure cooker and explode. "I think we are in pressure cooker territory," said this person, who requested anonymity to speak candidly.

This portrait of the president increasingly isolated in the capital city is based on interviews with 18 White House officials, outside advisers and other Trump associates.

On the other hand, there is no agenda so he's not losing anything.

Posted by at October 9, 2017 9:19 PM

  

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