Some of President Donald Trump’s closest advisors are now admitting what many have feared for months — Trump is “unraveling” and is “unstable.”
Source tells VF that Bannon thinks Trump has only a 30% chance of making it the full term.https://t.co/SHasA1A6Kv
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 11, 2017
According to Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair, several top Republicans and White House advisors say Trump is “increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods,” especially since the candidate he backed in Alabama’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Luther Strange, lost to Roy Moore.
“He saw the cult of personality was broken,” a source close to the president told Sherman.
Another source quoted Trump as saying, “I hate everyone in the White House! There are a few exceptions, but I hate them!” The statement was denied by a White House spokesman, but was allegedly said by the president to Keith Schiller, his security chief.
“The President’s mood is good and his outlook on the agenda is very positive,” the White House official said.
Even many Republicans are worried about the president’s condition, fearing it may affect their tax reform agenda, especially after Trump lashed out at powerful Tennessee Senator Bob Corker. Corker himself even said that Trump was unstable and becoming a danger.
Corker said Trump “has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful.”
Sen. Corker, James Clapper, 60 percent of the American public (according to Fox News) and the people of South Korea think Trump is unstable. https://t.co/m7FZpjFdF9
— Nicolle Wallace (@NicolleDWallace) September 4, 2017
The news of Trump’s “unraveling” comes as he battles reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called him a “moron” (Trump responded that he has a high IQ), and that Trump called for the U.S. nuclear arsenal to be increased “tenfold.” Trump responded to that NBC report in an authoritarian manner, calling the network “Fake News” and calling for its license to be revoked.