At the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, the new president was so convinced of his own greatness that he wanted every move he made covered, as long as he could dictate the narrative. Now that some of the insiders during that time have gone public with the chaos and incompetence they witnessed, Trump can’t take it.
It’s always a “low level staffer” once Trump doesn’t like them anymore. Dr. Carter Page and George Papadapolous, both of whom have been subpoenaed and one who pleaded guilty to crimes were just “coffee boys” now that they’re in trouble, but they weren’t subpoenaed over lies they told about getting coffee.
Cliff Sims worked as a staffer in the communications department of the White House under the title Special Assistant to the President and Director of Message Strategy, but he was also involved in Trump’s presidential campaign. In his book, Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House, he says that he helped Trump create an “enemies list” similar to the one Nixon had in the 1970s. Some of the names on this list, according to Sims, included people like late-night television show comedy host Stephen Colbert.
His book confirms much of earlier books written about the Trump White House, like Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, in its description of the chaotic atmosphere in the White House. Trump is depicted as more concerned with the media’s reporting on him than in actually running the country. None of it should come as a surprise.
Twitter was quick to remind Trump that his tweet will only encourage sales of the book. Read some of their comments below: