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Trump is ‘consumed by dark moods’ as criticism mounts from all sides

Little ol’ Trumpy is down in the dumps over this whole ‘being president’ thing.

Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair published a revealing piece detailing Trump’s frustration and morbid moods as his legislative agenda continues to stall and his closest acquaintances begin to openly question his leadership.

Sherman wrote,

“In recent days, I spoke with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president who seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods.”

Poor little guy! Must be tough to be the leader of the free world and realize there are consequences for being a petty, racist asshole. Trump was especially disillusioned when Luther Strange, a candidate he backed and campaigned for, lost in the Alabama Republican primary.

According to Sherman, “‘Alabama was a huge blow to his psyche,’ a person close to Trump said. ‘He saw the cult of personality was broken.'”

Trump is a little baby child throwing tantrums on the daily and he doesn’t like anyone in his own administration,

“According to two sources familiar with the conversation, Trump vented to his longtime security chief, Keith Schiller, ‘I hate everyone in the White House! There are a few exceptions, but I hate them!'”

God, that’s glorious.

Sherman’s piece also details how people around Trump are starting (starting?) to think he might be kind of a liability. Apparently Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have openly discussed a contingency plan should Trump order a nuclear strike. This plan apparently involves some physical intervention,

“One former official even speculated that Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have discussed what they would do in the event Trump ordered a nuclear first strike. ‘Would they tackle him?’ the person said.”

The image of a bunch of crusty old white guys in suits grappling on the floor of the Oval Office as Trump tries to order a nuclear strike is kind of hilarious if the whole situation wasn’t so fucking apocalyptic.

People within the White House are reportedly worried about Trump’s open beef with members of Congress, including throwing shots at prominent Republican Bob Corker as Trump made fun of the junior Senator’s height. Corker had said of Trump, “He concerns me. He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.”

Sherman reports that even before all this recent noise, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon warned the president about the Cabinet voting him out of office:

“Several months ago, according to two sources with knowledge of the conversation, former chief strategist Steve Bannon told Trump that the risk to his presidency wasn’t impeachment, but the 25th Amendment—the provision by which a majority of the Cabinet can vote to remove the president. When Bannon mentioned the 25th Amendment, Trump said, ‘What’s that?'”

“What’s that?” said the President of the United States regarding a constitutional amendment that allows the Cabinet to remove him from office.

With criticism ringing in from all sides, even those closest to the president are publicly questioning his behavior. The Washington Post published a story quoting billionaire Thomas J. Barrack, one of Trump’s oldest friends, who is not so happy about Trump’s performance so far. Barrack told the Post regarding Trump’s policies, like the proposed Muslim ban and Mexican border wall,

“He thinks he has to be loyal to his base. I keep on saying, ‘But who is your base? You don’t have a natural base. Your base now is the world and America, so you have all these constituencies; show them who you really are.’ In my opinion, he’s better than this.”

Is he better than this though?

For their part, the White House claims that nothing is wrong and that all is well with the little guy in the Oval Office, an official told Vanity Fair, “The President’s mood is good and his outlook on the agenda is very positive.”

Kulture Hub was able to obtain exclusive footage of the White House. Absolutely harrowing scenes:

So what did Trump do this morning to make sure that he regained his faltering support and prove that he’s having a wonderful time being the leader of the free world?

He went on a tweetstorm about Puerto Rico. No not to offer his unconditional support as part of our nation recovers from a devastating national disaster, but rather to caution the island that his administrations “can’t keep FEMA, the military & first responders there forever.”

Look at this dipshit.

This prompted responses from Ricardo Rossello, Governor of Puerto Rico, and Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan.

Rossello maintained that PR is “requesting the support that any of our fellow citizens would receive across our Nation.” It’s unclear whether or not Trump is aware of the fact that Puerto Rico is a part of the United States.

Cruz was more pointed in her response to Lil Trump, calling him the “Hater in Chief.”

This comes after Trump told Puerto Ricans that aiding the relief efforts from Hurricane Maria had “thrown our budget a little out of whack.”

This fucking guy.

Trump is responding to the mass criticism of his handling of this natural disaster by trying to blame someone else, a common Trump tactic to deflect his own responsibility. “It’s not me, the President of the United States’ fault, it’s the people that had their entire livelihoods ruined by a hurricane!” Faultless logic from our ever-fearless leader.

Trump’s VP and errand boy Mike Pence said basically the exact opposite of Trump during a trip to the island last week. He told a crowd of Puerto Ricans,

“I say to all of you gathered here today to the people of Puerto Rico:  We are with you, we stand with you, and we will be with you every single day until Puerto Rico is restored bigger and better than ever before.”

This whole national experiment where we throw a serial sexual abuser and fucking lunatic into the most powerful position in the world ain’t going so hot. There is some quite delicious schadenfreude in all of this, of course, but it’s also just a massive embarrassment and nightmare.

We deserve all of this.