Donald Trump is struggling with loneliness and is becoming “emotionally withdrawn,” according to a source who speaks frequently to him. CNN reported on the allegations Tuesday after an insider — someone presumably in the White House — shared that Trump is lonely, angry, and unable to trust anyone around him. A slew of scandals surround the White House and there’s no end in sight to the troubles Trump wish would just go away, hitting out at the media and calling everything written about him “fake news.”
A source with direct knowledge of Trump’s current mental state claims that he’s withdrawn and becoming more isolated.
“He now lives within himself, which is a dangerous place for Donald Trump to be. I see him emotionally withdrawing. He’s gained weight. He doesn’t have anybody whom he trusts.”
The source adds that Donald Trump isn’t a natural fit for the presidency. The billionaire real estate mogul thought he would go in and drain the swamp and fix everything, but had a major wake-up call. As CNN‘s source goes on to say, Trump had a brief break from the crises in Washington when he went on his first foreign trip and it remains to be seen if he’ll return to his same “arrogant and stubborn” self or realize that the trip abroad was simply a “pause button.” It’s possible he’s underestimating the enormity of the situations he’s in — such as the alleged communications between his campaign and the Russians, Jared Kushner’s role in arranging them, and the attention revolving around hiring a new FBI director to replace James Comey. What’s more, Trump has the monumental task of overhauling Obamacare.
When it comes to listening to those around him in the White House, a friend of Trump’s says he pays more attention when he’s “down in the dumps.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 30, 2017
Another source explains that there are complaints about Trump getting bad advice from outsiders. Some of those people aren’t fond of his staff and may not have the kind of advice Trump needs. Furthermore, the president isn’t being guided by any particular figure who knows the ins and outs of what the correct protocol is — such as not interfering in the middle of an FBI probe as he did by firing Comey.
“No one is giving him the landscape — this is how it works, this is what you should do or not do. And no one has enough control — or security — to do that.”
The article points out that Trump believes the media concocts conspiracy theories and wants people around him to “fix” it. An individual described as a “Trump watcher” says the president is only loyal to family and no one else.
“Trump is not loyal, except to his family. He can be solicitous and ingratiating. But if there’s a moment you are not useful, forget it, you’re done. No matter what you have done for him.”
— nzherald (@nzherald) May 31, 2017
Among some of the political figures that Trump has reportedly turned his back on are Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie. The president shocked everyone when he fired James Comey, a suspicious move after publicly praising him for his work investigating Hillary Clinton. It’s believed when he found out he had no influence over Comey, he let him go.
If Donald Trump is struggling emotionally, it may lessen after his wife moves to Washington, D.C., at the end of June. Melania and their 11-year-old son, Barron, will be closer to him and add some warmth to the White House.
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