“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling” (Pt 2) . Speculation about #JohnKelly’s future increased after Politico reported that Kelly’s deputy #KirstjenNielsen is likely to be named #HomelandSecurity Secretary, the theory among some Republicans is that Kelly wanted to give her a soft landing before his departure. . One former official even speculated that Kelly and Secretary of Defense #JamesMattis discussed what they would do in the event #Trump ordered a #nuclear #firststrike. “Would they tackle him?” the person said. Even Trump’s most loyal backers are sowing public doubts. The Washington Post quoted longtime Trump friend #TomBarrack saying he has been “shocked” and “stunned” by Trump’s behavior. . While Kelly can’t control Trump’s #tweets, he's doing his best to physically sequester the president, much to Trump’s frustration. One major #GOP donor said access to Trump has been cut off, and his outside calls to the #WhiteHouse switchboard aren’t put through to the #OvalOffice. Kelly has plans to prevent Trump from mingling with guests at #MaraLago later this month. And, according to two sources, #KeithSchiller quit last month after Kelly told Schiller he needed permission to speak to the president and wanted written reports of their conversations. . The White House denies these accounts. “The President’s mood is good and his outlook on the agenda is very positive,” an official said. . #WestWing aides have also worried about Trump’s public appearances, one Trump adviser said. The adviser said aides were relieved when Trump declined to agree to appear on the season premiere of #60Minutes last month. “He’s lost a step. They don’t want him doing adversarial TV interviews,” the adviser explained. Instead, Trump sat down for friendly conversations with #SeanHannity and #MikeHuckabee, whose daughter is Trump’s press secretary. (The White House official says the 60 Minutes interview is being rescheduled.) . (Go to Pt 3)
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“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling" (Pt 1) . It’s clear that #BobCorker’s New York Times interview, in which the #Republican senator described the #WhiteHouse as “#adultdaycare” and warned #Trump could start #WorldWarIII, was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what several people close to the president have said 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. #NBCNews published a report that Trump shocked his #nationalsecurity team when he called for a nearly tenfold increase in the country’s #nuclear #arsenal during a briefing this summer. One Trump adviser #confirmed it was after this meeting disbanded that Secretary of State #RexTillerson called Trump a “moron. . 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 degree, by his decision last month to back the losing candidate #LutherStrange 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.” . According to two sources familiar with the conversation, Trump vented to his longtime security chief, #KeithSchiller, “I hate everyone in the White House! There are a few exceptions, but I hate them!” (A White House official denies this.) Two senior Republican officials said Chief of Staff #JohnKelly is miserable in his job and is remaining out of a sense of duty to keep Trump from making some sort of disastrous decision. . (Go to Pt 2)
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It was a pleasure working with #keithschiller on #trump #campaign 👍 cool dude!!👊👍 @lynnepatton with @instarepost_app -- Many of you instantly recognize his face in the crowd - always one step away from @realdonaldtrump throughout this campaign & every day of his life. And while he may be the biggest guy in the room, he also has the biggest heart. Whether it's working with the humanitarian non-profit, #HopeForChange, to eradicate the effects of hunger, illiteracy & disease ravishing impoverished communities in #EastAfrica #Philippines & #IndoAsia or simply ensuring that an elderly #TrumpTrain supporter or #woundedwarrior gets moved to the front row of a #Trump rally, he is truly one of a kind. But above all, he's the most humble guy I know & will probably be completely mortified that I even posted this about him. Lol. His name is #KeithSchiller. I am proud to be his friend. 💕
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Many of you instantly recognize his face in the crowd - always one step away from @realdonaldtrump throughout this campaign & every day of his life. And while he may be the biggest guy in the room, he also has the biggest heart. Whether it's working with the humanitarian non-profit, #HopeForChange, to eradicate the effects of hunger, illiteracy & disease ravishing impoverished communities in #EastAfrica #Philippines & #IndoAsia or simply ensuring that an elderly #TrumpTrain supporter or #woundedwarrior gets moved to the front row of a #Trump rally, he is truly one of a kind. But above all, he's the most humble guy I know & will probably be completely mortified that I even posted this about him. Lol. His name is #KeithSchiller. I am proud to be his friend. 💕
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Many of you instantly recognize his face in the crowd - always one step away from @realdonaldtrump throughout this campaign & every day of his life. And while he may be the biggest guy in the room, he also has the biggest heart. Whether it's working with the humanitarian non-profit, #HopeForChange, to eradicate the effects of hunger, illiteracy & disease ravishing impoverished communities in #EastAfrica #Philippines & #IndoAsia or simply ensuring that an elderly #TrumpTrain supporter or #woundedwarrior gets moved to the front row of a #Trump rally, he is truly one of a kind. But above all, he's the most humble guy I know & will probably be completely mortified that I even posted this about him. Lol. His name is #KeithSchiller. I am proud to be his friend. 💕
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