Donald Trump has a number of mental health issues. A group of esteemed mental health professionals were so concerned about it they wrote a book warning the American people. Clearly, he appears to be an extreme narcissist, but it gets worse.
Trump has seen enemies everywhere he has looked: the media, his political opponents, and Democrats, among others. The White House has leaked ferociously, even up to and including the president, but now POTUS has what he believed was the leaker in his site hairs. He blamed his former National Security Adviser John Bolton.
The Daily Beast source said the president was concerned that Bolton was the leaker:
‘[Trump] was clearly implying [it, saying] something to the effect of, ‘Oh, gee, I wonder who the source on that could be, flatly incorrect.”’
During the House Intelligence Committee hearing, Russian/Ukrainian expert Fiona Hill testified that Bolton told her directly to contact the chief lawyer for the National Security Council. The purpose was to alert them that the presidential fixer Rudy Giuliani and acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney were involved in a rogue operation.
‘I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up.’
Conservative activist linked to the White House said:
‘He’s smarter than that, although he does aggressively defend himself.’
Giuliani said he was:
‘[V]ery disappointed that [Bolton’s] bitterness drives him to attack a friend falsely… It’s really ironic that John Bolton is calling anyone else a hand grenade. When John is described by many as an atomic bomb.’
GOP consultant John Brabender added:
‘There is a certain level of frustration that all the sudden the president says something, then Rudy does, and it is not always consistent. There is a frustration that not everybody knows what they should be doing. It is not that they can’t defend the president it is a frustration that they don’t know exactly how they are supposed to defend the president. From the president’s perspective, this whole thing is a witch hunt and is outrageous and, therefore, it shouldn’t even need explanation…But with that said, you can’t just be angry. You need a unified communications team.’
Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg relayed:
‘In my experience, what he despises is somebody writing that Donald Trump feels under siege and his emotions are this and his thinking is this. He hates people saying what he is thinking… And one of his most frequent tricks in terms of talking about himself on background [as an anonymous source] is him having the reporter say [he is] someone “familiar with the president’s thinking.”‘
A Senate source told The Daily Beast:
‘He’s apparently so anxious about GOP support in the Senate, he’s taken to sending WSJ columns against the House inquiry.’
Asked if he felt stabbed in the back, Giuliani said:
‘There’s nothing, [no knife], in my back. My back feels very comfortable right now.’
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