The president spent Monday morning boasting about the gross domestic product before turning his attention to "Fear: Trump in the White House", which will be released Tuesday after excerpts have dominated news coverage for almost a week.
"You look at the operation of this White House and you have to say, 'Let's hope to God we don't have a crisis'".
"I don't have any desire to beat this President up, but it's pretty clear that this White House is a reality-show, soap-opera presidency", Sasse, a frequent Trump critic said on NBC's "Meet the Press".
This week we found out that those closest to Trump feel the same way.
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Pence and the President's counselor, Kellyanne Conway, tried to put the spotlight on the motives of the anonymous official, warning that there could be "criminal" dimensions to the op-ed, boosting Trump's calls for a Justice Department investigation.
"People who work for him are anxious that he will sign things or give orders that threaten the national security or the financial security of the country or the world". On top of all this, the author proudly and bizarrely tried to reassure Americans that they shouldn't be concerned about this because "there are adults in the room" - namely his own staff - who are steadily undermining Trump.
President Trump reportedly drafted a Tweet saying that the United States planned to 'pull our dependants from South Korea - family members of the 28,000 people there'. People with no names are writing our nation's history.
"I don't like what Nike did, I don't think it is appropriate what they did, I honor the flag, I honor our national anthem, and most of the people in this country feel the same way", Mr. Trump said. But in Trump's America.it was only Wednesday.
It wasn't long before the piece titled 'I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration' got the attention of the target of its ire. "The root of the problem is the president's amorality", anonymous opinion piece writes. The president's manifest unfitness has been, for some time, evident to all but the most blinkered and those with a vested interest in denying what could not be more obvious. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. Their faith can apparently never be lost.