Whispers of a raging Donald Trump storming in the Oval Office on Friday began to leak into the public. He was furious with his senior staff members. CNN just released a spectacular video showing the massive argument, and it divulged a big surprise.
His fury started with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusing himself from any Russia-campaign issues. Trump felt that it overwhelmed his Congressional speech. What was unknown at the time of the shout down was White House strategist Steve Bannon’s response to Trump. CNN’s video shows the president’s right-hand man acting just as animated as people imagine 45 was.
A source told CNN:
‘Nobody has seen him [Trump] that upset.’
Those who were there described Trump as “hot” after Sessions’ recusal. The president saw that act as weak and undermining his agenda. The source said there were “a lot of expletives,” because Trump felt his people “just keep getting in their own way.” He especially blamed his communications team.
According to CNN, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said:
‘The President had a fantastic week advancing his agenda to lift up all Americans and keep the nation safe. His joint session speech will go down in history as one of the best.’
In addition to the Sessions recusal, Trump was also upset due to the massive leaks and because he feels like he is under siege by the Obama administration, the media, and others. He blamed his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
The president blames his administration’s self-inflicted staff damage for preventing him from getting the credit he feels he deserves. A close Trump ally, who is not in the government, said 45 was very angry about the “mini disaster” every week, and his meetings have been sending aides into tears.
Trump wants to get on with his executive order on immigration and Obamacare repeal and replacement.
After the blowup in the Oval office, Priebus decided he would not accompany the president to Mar-a-Lago over the weekend as planned. It was a mutual decision. White House chief strategist Steve Bannon also stayed behind, but he later decided to go on down to join Trump Saturday.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly joined the president for at dinner at Mar-a-Lago.
Check out this video from outside the Oval Office argument:
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