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On Tuesday President Donald Trump gave an unhinged interview in his usual form – calling the FBI a ‘cancer’ attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bizarrely saying that he should have fired James Comey before he was even elected.
But according to a new report in the Washington Post – these comments are comming from a place of fear.
The president, as well as family members and longtime loyalists, fret about who in the administration they can trust – people close to them said – rattled by a pair of devastating – unauthorized insider accounts this month from inside the White House.
A senior administration official penned an anonymous column in the New York Times describing a ‘resistance’ within to guard against the president’s impulses – while Bob Woodward’s new book ‘Fear’ offers an alarming portrait of a president seemingly unfit for the office.
‘Everybody in the White House now has to look around and ask ‘Who’s taping? – Who’s leaking? – And who’s on their way out the door?’ It’s becoming a game of survival’ said a Republican strategist who works in close coordination with the White House – who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly.
This negative atmosphere reflects the deteriorating situation for Trump – who is facing more opposition in his presidency than ever before.