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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:05 AM

The special needs child in the White House is unraveling

Special thanks to the con who suggested the header for this op.

At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a Twitter war. But now it’s clear that Bob Corker’s remarkable New York Times interview—in which the Republican senator described the White House as “adult day care” and warned Trump could start World War III—was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what several people close to the president have recently told me in private: that Trump is “unstable,” “losing a step,” and “unraveling.”

The conversation among some of the president’s longtime confidantes, along with the character of some of the leaks emerging from the White House has shifted. There’s a new level of concern. NBC News published a report that Trump shocked his national security team when he called for a nearly tenfold increase in the country’s nuclear arsenal during a briefing this summer. One Trump adviser confirmed to me it was after this meeting disbanded that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a “moron.”

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. Trump’s ire is being fueled by his stalled legislative agenda and, to a surprising degree, by his decision last month to back the losing candidate Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican primary. “Alabama was a huge blow to his psyche,” a person close to Trump said. “He saw the cult of personality was broken.”


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/donald-trump-is-unraveling-white-house-advisers

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Reply The special needs child in the White House is unraveling (Original post)
orson Oct 12 OP
rahtruelies Oct 12 #1
TheShoe Oct 12 #2
WritelyWrong Oct 12 #5
JohnPoet Oct 12 #7
Grebbid Oct 12 #8
Letmypeoplevote Oct 12 #3
TendiesForBreakfast Oct 12 #11
foia Oct 12 #4
Squeek Oct 12 #10
foia Oct 12 #12
Shkreli Oct 12 #6
Konsurvative Oct 12 #9
John Q Citizen Oct 12 #13
orson Oct 12 #14
liberalguy Oct 12 #15

Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:06 AM

1. ****** SEDITIOUS FAKE NEWS ALERT FROM THE DELUSIONAL IN THE 57 STATES*****

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:10 AM

2. Is that so? Do tell....

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:35 AM

5. ************* USELESS REPLY **********************

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:51 AM

7. You are delusional? Thanks for alerting us!

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:30 AM

8. A Vanity Fair piece isn't balanced?

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Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:13 AM

3. From the Last Word

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:23 PM

11. We can't let people who hear voices in their head in power.

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Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:20 AM

4. Funny how the author doesn't name a single "prominent Republican" or "Trump adviser"

Much less provide any verifiable direct quote from said anonymous sources.

"a person close to Trump said" LOL

If it weren't for fake news the left would have no news at all.

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Response to foia (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:20 PM

10. Hilarity....

Know what's funny?

Trump's rabid skunk Tweeting over his increasing the nuclear arsenal statement.


He never denies having said it.

He's only having a shitfit at NBC for reporting it. He wants to kill the messenger. And, whether he means it or not, he wants the FCC to pull licenses from stations that don't report on him favorably.

So he only calls stuff ***FAKE NEWS*** if it doesn't uphold his false beliefs or if it criticizes him in any way. If you don't kiss his ass, you end up being his worst enemy. In the whole world. Maybe in the entire universe, even!!!


And he's got his followers pulling the same crap. Anything...anything at all that doesn't make Trump happy sets him off on his ***FAKE NEWS*** tirades, which then prompts his followers to act like little talking parakeets. Or maybe like those stuffed toys for toddlers that repeat back everything that's said to them.

It's predictable.



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Response to Squeek (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:27 PM

12. The hilarity is watching you anti-Trumpers

bend over backwards to buy into such obviously manufactured blatant lies.

Thanks for the laughs.

And remember this: No matter how much of this crap you post Trump will still be president and you'll still be banging your head against the wall unable to accept reality.

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Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:38 AM

6. This is extinction burst from the Left and RINO's. We pulled out of UNESCO today.

Crash it all, see if you sweet summer children can make it.

Love!

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Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:38 AM

9. How's the Democratic Party doing?

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Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:35 PM

13. Poor guy probably misses his wife.

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Response to John Q Citizen (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:38 PM

14. Which one?

It seems like Ivana wants back in.

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Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:40 PM

15. heh

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