Trump had quite a week.
He lied about his ‘Access Hollywood’ tape – attacked CNN International — prompting authoritarians all over the globe to follow suit — made a racist slur in front of Native American war heroes and tweeted out far-right conspiracy websites and anti-Muslim videos – prompting a major diplomatic crisis with America’s closest ally.
It didn’t get any better over the weekend.
The Daily Beast reported that Trump had been worried for a while that former national security adviser Michael Flynn had ‘turned on him’ and that the president was ‘personally hurt’ by the news Flynn was potentially cooperating with the special counsel.
When it turned out on Friday that Flynn had agreed to plead guilty to lying to the FBI in exchange for telling the prosecutors everything he knows – Trump pretty much lost it.
From the tenor of his tweeting over the weekend – hurt has given way to panic.