At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a Twitter war. But now it’s clear that Bob Corker’s remarkable New York Times interview—in which the Republican senator described the White House as “adult day care” and warned Trump could start World War III—was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what several people close to the president have recently told me 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
Consider the source. I don´t believe that people who have been with the President for a long time would divulge anything because they know that there is a concentrated effort to remove him from the Presidency. The President has many who are loyal to him and they know what he is facing. This is just more falsehood being peddled as truth. Anything to harm the President and his agenda. He is their number one threat because he understands exactly that the country is in severe crisis created by the political class and media they want nothing done to fix it. Their corruption and theft of America´s wealth depends on it. God help him. He is fighting an enormous battle against all odds and there are people willing to do ANYTHING to see that he is stopped by any means possible. If you believe in the power of prayer, now is the time. It has never been more important.
Yes #4 -consider the source-the magazine that does the most ´investigation´ stories-somehow forgot to go after the big story of the day- Harvey Weinstein. Could it be that the biggest after Oscar party is theirs? I would think so-they knew but were not going to mess with the gold mine from Hollywood that gives them their biggest issues each year. So what a great time to take the heat off and go for Trump. Sad for me is how many will believe it. They might as well be living in Europe as they only pay attention to the far left side of anything-the destroy-Trump side.
Even though he´s been fired,I still think Bannon is a negative influence on Trump. I´m sure trump still has contact with Bannon who I think is a half baked right wing extremist.This is causing the chaos from the rest of the WH staff who´s trying to calm things down.Trump makes Bannon like- statements then has to walk them back,like the latest "scandal" that Trump wants to quadruple our nuclear war heads. I mean how many do you need the destroy the Earth? several times over?
Going to Gabriel Sherman and “Vanity Fair” for insightful information about the inner workings of the Trump administration is like reading the Boston sports pages for inside scoops about the Yankees. For the Gabriel Shermans of the Fourth Estate, election night in 2016 was sunset of the day the music died. So heavily invested in an orderly transfer of power from Obama to Clinton was he that moral and intellectual bankruptcy naturally ensued when Trump disrupted those plans. This piece is nothing more or less than the usual narrative of the bankrupt...”not my fault, my creditors are monsters, everybody knows there are dark forces working against me” and every other trope that losers use when caught backing the wrong horse. For a journalist who holds himself in self-approving high regard at Sherman’s level, it must be galling to have to resort to unnamed sources and third-hand information in order to get a few thousand words under his byline at Vanity Fair. Trump Derangement Syndrome writ large.
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Unnamed sources and the writers imagination do not make for anything credible. This type of worthless bs gets into the msm and does no good for the country. Vanity Fair and the author should be ashamed of themselves for publishing such tripe.
I trust my own eyes and intelligence. President Donald J. Trump is a DYNAMO! At the age of 71 (I am 74). He stands tall, works hard and is making everything better for the Citizens of the United States of America!
Oh Puleeeze...How about I write an article about Gabe Sherman. I HEARD, from a friend close to Sherman that he likes little Boys. That person is really worried about Gabe´s mental stability. He Worries Gabe will go off the deep end and do something terrible. Everyone who knows Gabe thinks he´s going to explode and do something horrible. Sources close to Gabe keep a close eye on him......! See what I mean! ANYONE can make up a story! I think that´s how Gabe gets most of his Articles...he makes them up! I don´t pay any attention to Authors who use "Sources close to..." or "Someone high up in the White House says". Give me a NAME!
The real point of this fictional article is not to report anything truthful but to give the msm and their apparatchik on TV something to talk about. This is just part of the Democrat meme that President Trump is unstable and needs to be removed from office. Especially now that the Russian collusion seems to losing steam. The coup d´etat by the deep state and the msm continues unabated.
Hummm. anyone else see the desperation of the left these days?
The shenanigans of the O administration coming out, the lack of anyone to lead the Dem party, no good news coming out for them on the Russian collusion, the NFL cave, the success of Trump with the hurricane response and the economy, and now the Weinstein (their sugar daddy) is revealed as a pig.
They have nothing. So of course they have to make stuff up!
Yes # 31,That Vanity Fair.The same one that also ran a hate Bush letter from the editor Graydon Carter every month.The same magazine that has multiple hate Trump articles every month. The same magazine that puts out a special love letter to Hollywood issue ever year and throws a big Oscar after party every year .The same Graydon Carter that is leaving the magazine at the end of the year.
The liberal bastion of the MSM sit around all morning trying to decide which story should be the most damaging to Trump, then they launch the story with crazed effort. Thankfully, at least half of the country has zero belief in anything they print or broadcast anymore. The crazed half can’t stop screaming their fake news.
#11 simply agreed with #5 that trolls hate Trump just like Gabriel Sherman hates Trump.
As far as Bannon goes, I would suggest that anyone who wants to know what value or detriment he brings to the table, Google "The League of Extraordinary Candidates" over at Breitbart. There is a conservative tsunami coming folks. Get ready to back your own local candidate. As for me, I will be helping Kevin Nicholson defeat Tammy Baldwin next fall. In one of his first ads, I heard him say he wants to stop the "leftist, obstructionist agenda of Tammy Balwin". He got my vote right there.
One other thing, the article states that after Luther Strange lost to Judge Moore that: “Alabama was a huge blow to his psyche,” a person close to Trump said. “He saw the cult of personality was broken.” I think the author gets it exactly wrong. His cult of personality wasn´t broken. It was enhanced. It isn´t about Trump. It´s about what he represents. MAGA doesn´t reside in Trump but he represents it in no uncertain terms. When the citizens of Alabama elected Judge Moore, they elected someone who stands for everything Trump has been talking about. He even wins when he loses!
The Never Trumpers are just as desperate as the Demonrats. Make no mistake, they loathe President Trump and stand with people like Bob Corker. Steve Bannon is their boogie man under the bed and I predict things are going to get a lot scarier for them as they see their DC Establishment idols fall one by one.
Bannon is one of the best things that happened to the Trump campaign, and it was a smart move to step out of the constricted situation in the White House and back to where he could do a lot of good in fundraising and planning that would have been more difficult otherwise.
The Bannon haters probably think that Ryan and McConnell are doing a sterling job, and that all we need is to get Trump to calm down and "act like a normal President" and everything will be peaceful and nice. Peaceful and nice is for losers.
This is a "war by other means", the old definition of politics and Bannon understands that and is willing to fight as hard as the Demonrats.
Unfortunately, fighting hard and taking no excuses offends the civilized sensibilities of the old line "conservative" folks like George Will and many more, and apparently some posters here, who desperately want to believe this Fake News.
Give me real red blooded men like our President and Steve Bannon over the milquetoasts and pantywaists any time, they are men of resolve and action. Does anyone know the circulation numbers/readership of VF?
The American people sent President Trump to DC to drain the swamp. That’s what Trump has been doing. The swamp consists of all sorts of creatures who do not like their swamp being drained. Some of those creatures are dangerous alligators who will do anything to save their individual and special interest financial apple carts. That’s why the swamp is engaging in psychological warfare by putting out fake news tall stories like this.
Was listening to Rush while driving to the store and he commented on this story. He said it´s all BS and that President Trump is calm, cool, collected and happy. That drives the MSM dolts crazy and they thus profess all of the Mentally Disturbed baloney here and there.
The truth be known: POTUS Trump is the brightest bulb here and the sanest of them all.Imho.
How many Republicans were enabling Obama for 8 years? Never realized what a turkey Corker was. Corker´s comments were another opening salvo for another attack on Trump. Its all more of the same, and it is tiresome. This garbage will go on as long as trump is President. The left incorrectly thinks it takes away votes from Trump.
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Democrats hate her (#Tolerance)... Feminists despise her (#GlassCeiling)... Progressives want her silenced (#Diversity)... And the liberal media dreads her. Who is she? She’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders. In case you’ve been hiding under a freshly broken shard of glass from one of the ceilings being broken all over Washington D.C. lately - keep reading, it gets better. She’s the 3rd female to ever hold the office of the White House Press Secretary. - Dee Dee Myers was the first under Clinton (1993-1994) - Dana Perino was the 2nd who served under Bush in 2007 And it’s no surprise that Trump put her there because she’s perfect for the job.
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