President Donald Trump is fundamentally out of place in the White House — a guy with absolutely no political experience whatsoever, tasked with running one of the largest and most powerful countries in the world. It might be at least a bit different if he seemed interested in growing the base of experience he draws from among his advisers, but he prefers to stick to the belligerence that drives his incessant tweeting. Thursday, along these lines, he frantically pointed to a familiar laundry list of claimed accomplishments of his administration in response to yet another challenge to his administration.
‘The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going Crazy – & they don’t know what to do. The Economy is booming like never before, Jobs are at Historic Highs, soon TWO Supreme Court Justices & maybe Declassification to find Additional Corruption. Wow!’
The latest “going crazy” that he’s referring to includes a particular piece The New York Times published on Wednesday.
An unidentified senior administration official shared in that article that they believe themselves and others inside the White House to be members of their own kind of resistance, keeping the president’s erratic impulses in check while working to enact some of the more familiar aspects of his and the GOP’s platform.
That article came just after the first excerpts from a forthcoming book chronicling the Trump White House appeared in the media. Fear author Bob Woodward shared that at times, top advisers went so far as to swipe documents off the president’s desk to keep him from signing them and screwing things up more than he has.
Trump hasn’t taken kindly to any of this.
He’s denounced both the Woodward book and the NYT piece, and now, he’s apparently taken to imagining his own actual witch hunt. He included possible declassification to find additional corruption among other supposedly unfolding accomplishments of his administration after all, and in the meantime, has reportedly taken to steps like carrying around a handwritten list of possible leakers.
Check out Twitter’s response below.
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