A shocking report by three Washington Post reporters published Thursday evening paints a dark and troubling portrait of Donald Trump’s mental state inside the Oval Office, as Thursday brought a steady stream of negative news — much of it of his own making.
On Thursday, Trump was confronted with the imminent threat of a government shutdown just days before Christmas, The first crisis, as the Washington Post reported, was caused by his own refusal to approve a bill to fund the government presented to him by Senators from his own party, but which did not include funding for his “border wall.” The second crisis came as a sharp rebuke from his resigning Defense Secretary James Mattis, and the third crisis represented a stock market seemingly in free fall due in part, experts say, to Trump’s “trade war” policies, according to CNBC.
But that’s not all. Trump also faced the continuing revelations from multiple investigations into almost every aspect of his political and business activities, as Business Insider chronicled. There is even backlash from his closest supporters on Fox News over his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, as Inquisitr reported.
As a result, according to Thursday’s Washington Post report by By Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, and Josh Dawsey, Trump has been described by a close associate as being in “a tailspin” in the Oval Office.