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posted Friday, May 19, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 20
Trump literally driving White House staff crazy, WaPo reports
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Trump literally driving White House staff crazy, WaPo reports

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump is quite literally driving his White House staff crazy, the Washington Post reports on May 18.

One Republican operative in frequent contact with White House officials described them as 'going through the stages of grief.'

Another said some aides have 'moved to angry,' frustrated with a president who demands absolute loyalty but undermines the credibility of his staff by sending them out with one message only to reverse course later with a contradictory tweet or comment.

A third source told the newspaper that Trump staffers are sticking around purely for self-interest, looking at White House service as a résumé builder.

'The real question is, how long do you put up with it?' this person said. 'Every one of those people could get a better-paying job and work less hours.'

According to these inside sources, the Trump team is tired and frustrated. While Trump often blames his communications team or chief of staff Reince Preibus, staffers are telling friends that the real problem is Trump himself.

His management style encourages competing factions, they say, and that only results in chaos. Senior officials are finding it more and more difficult to cope, sources said.

One West Wing official reportedly stopped defending Trump altogether. Another said he was merely 'trudging along.'

Ari Fleischer, a former White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, said Trump was literally torturing his staff.

'It's torture - torture because of everything that is happening externally, but it's also torture because of how divided the White House is internally,' Fleischer said of the challenges that Trump's staff members face.

'It makes it very hard to keep your head up and do your job.

'If you don't give people something substantive to talk about in Washington, they will be plenty happy to talk about things that are personal, political, and scandal related,' he added.

Many staffers are turning to support groups of friends, confidants, and acquaintances to preserve their mental health, the Washington Post says. Friends will phone or text Trump staffers to check in, asking about their mental state and urging them to take care of themselves.

Their position is undermined even more by Trump's notorious temper. According to a May 18 report in the New York Times, Trump is so angry over his political problems and his declining poll numbers, he's even raged at his own son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Trump's mood, according to two advisers who spoke to the Times on the condition of anonymity, has become 'sour and dark,' and he has turned against most of his aides, even Kushner, describing them in a fury as 'incompetent,' according to one of those advisers.

'The White House staff system is completely broken, maybe beyond repair,' Chris Whipple, author of The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency, told the Washington Post.

'It is inconceivable that something like that could have happened on James Baker or Leon Panetta's watch. The problem with this White House is that there is no one, including Priebus, who is able to tell the president what he doesn't want to hear and until there is, this White House will be broken, will be dysfunctional, and so will Trump's presidency.'

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