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    A ‘pressure cooker’: Trump’s frustration

    Frustrated by his Cabinet and angry that he has not received enough credit for his handling of three successive hurricanes, President Trump is now lashing out, rupturing alliances and imperiling his legislative agenda, numerous White House officials and outside advisers said Monday. In a matter of days, Trump has torched bridges all around him, nearly imploded an informal deal with Democrats to protect young undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, and plunged himself into the culture wars on issues ranging from birth control to the national anthem. In doing so, Trump is laboring to solidify his standing with his populist base and return to the comforts of his campaign — especially after the embarrassing defeat of Sen. Luther Strange in last month’s Alabama GOP special election, despite the president’s trip there to campaign with the senator.

    Sen. Bob Corker’s brutal assessment of Trump’s fitness for office — warning that the president’s reckless behavior could launch the nation “on the path to World War III” — also hit like a thunderclap inside the White House, where aides feared possible ripple effects among other Republicans on Capitol Hill. After a caustic volley of Twitter insults between Trump and Corker, a Tennessee Republican who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, few GOP leaders came to the president’s defense Monday — though few sided openly with Corker, either. The most vocal Trump defender was the one under the president’s direction, Vice President Pence.

    White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly is said to be scrambling to manage the president’s outbursts. Trump in recent days has shown flashes of fury and left his aides, including White House chief of staff John F. Kelly, scrambling to manage his outbursts. He has been frustrated in particular with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was reported last week to have earlier called the president a “moron.” Trump’s Sunday morning Twitter tirade against Corker caught staffers by surprise, although the president had been brooding over the senator’s comment a few days earlier about Trump’s “chaos” endangering the nation.

    One Trump loyalist — noting that Corker has many more friends in the Senate than Trump does — said the rift could dash chances for a tax law overhaul or other meaningful legislation. “His presidency could be doomed,” said this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to alienate the president or his staff.

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    Poor Kelly. As a military man he is used to discipline and order. I give him major props for staying at this job while trying his best to herd a person who acts like he is in kindergarten. And who does not seem to be aware that he is is own worst enemy because he is so narcissistic.

    NOT NORMAL.

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    At this point I think it is time to quit propping Trump up. He is degenerating day by day.

    Let him fall. They can carry him away in a straight jacket.

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    I just find it amazing that Trump has always promoted himself as a "dealmaker."

    And yet - he makes no effort to maintain strategic alliances with anyone in Congress, and regularly sabotages his own agenda.
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    The Axios editorial board thinks the exodus from the WH will peak in the first quarter of '18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    I just find it amazing that Trump has always promoted himself as a "dealmaker."

    And yet - he makes no effort to maintain strategic alliances with anyone in Congress, and regularly sabotages his own agenda.
    This is what happens when all your "skills" as a deal maker revolve around demonstrating that you're too pig-headed and stubborn and stupid to act in your own best interests, so you can bully the other parties into going along with your demands just to keep the deal from falling apart.

    I know a few people like Trump. It's called crazy. People need to just walk the fuck away from them. Nothing else works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    At this point I think it is time to quit propping Trump up. He is degenerating day by day.

    Let him fall. They can carry him away in a straight jacket.
    I agree with this, but his failures are really starting to harm people. Puerto Rico a big one. And it could only get worse. Wait until he wants to play with his military toys and really creates a clusterfuck. The question is, will republicans ever have the balls to take him on. We see some already moving that way.

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    Publicly, the White House has pushed back against Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker's suggestion that Trump must be managed like a toddler — he called the White House an “adult day care center” on Twitter on Sunday. In a separate New York Times interview, Corker said aides are forced to spend their days trying to keep the president from going off the rails. But interviews with 10 current and former administration officials, advisers, longtime business associates and others close to Trump describe a process in which they try to install guardrails for a president who goes on gut feeling — and many days are spent managing the president, just as Corker said.

    Trump, several advisers and aides said, sometimes comes into the Oval Office worked into a lather from talking to friends or watching TV coverage in the morning. Sometimes, a side conversation with an aide like Stephen Miller on immigration or a TV host like Sean Hannity would set him off. Then, staffers would step in to avert a rash decision by calming him down. At times, new information would be shared, like charts on how farmers might feel about ending NAFTA — or how his base might react negatively to an idea, like the verbal deal he struck with Democrats on immigration last month.

    But he reacts to everything, he is always reacting,” Res said, an observation mirrored by many White House aides, who say they feel every day begins at a deficit. Trump has, on several occasions, walked down to the Oval Office in the morning and told aides he knew they didn’t like the tweets he’d sent earlier. They’re not presidential, I know,” he said, with a mocking tone on the word “presidential,” according to one person familiar with his comments. Then, the next day, he’d wake up and send more tweets they didn’t like.

    White House aides lean on delays and distraction to manage Trump - POLITICO

    This article seems to back up the first one.

    Corker is right. Seems like working in the WH is like working for Adult Day care.

    smh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    I agree with this, but his failures are really starting to harm people. Puerto Rico a big one. And it could only get worse. Wait until he wants to play with his military toys and really creates a clusterfuck. The question is, will republicans ever have the balls to take him on. We see some already moving that way.
    By far my biggest fear is NK. I shudder to think that he is actually in charge when it comes to that. Sad that we have to rely on a handful of people to put a "check" on him daily.

    I can't help but think that in the years to come, people are going to look back at this administration and wonder why in the hell anyone ever voted for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    The Axios editorial board thinks the exodus from the WH will peak in the first quarter of '18.
    My money is still on Trump being gone by Jan 18 2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    I agree with this, but his failures are really starting to harm people. Puerto Rico a big one. And it could only get worse. Wait until he wants to play with his military toys and really creates a clusterfuck. The question is, will republicans ever have the balls to take him on. We see some already moving that way.
    Our tech companies are stepping up to the plate to solve big problems in the Islands.

    I think this is a fine time to show just how great our companies really are.

    Since we have a dysfunctional White House and Congress this is proof what the people can do.

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