A fresh wave of leaks just revealed the great lengths that Trump aides have gone to try to soothe the volatile temper and hypersensitive ego of President Donald Trump.
POLITICO reports that Trump’s staff have been creating fake stories praising the president, leaking them to conservative outlets like Breitbart and InfoWars, then presenting them to the President in hopes that the positive coverage would cheer him up and head off a Twitter storm.
The key to keeping Trump’s Twitter habit under control, according to six former campaign officials, is to ensure that his personal media consumption includes a steady stream of praise. And when no such praise was to be found, staff would turn to friendly outlets to drum some up — and make sure it made its way to Trump’s desk.
One Trump associate said it’s important to show Trump deference and offer him praise and respect, as that will lead him to more often listen. And If Trump becomes obsessed with a grudge, aides need to try and change the subject, friends say. Leaving him alone for several hours can prove damaging, because he consumes too much television and gripes to people outside the White House.
Far from being the level-headed business man some Americans falsely believed him to be, each successive leak from inside the White House only adds to the tapestry of Trump as a childish tyrant who demands to be coddled by those around him, constantly seeking safety from a cruel world and incapable of accepting the consequences of his actions while constantly demanding validation for his own delusional fantasies of grandeur.
Trump’s own staff are admitting that he can’t be left alone or else he watches too much television and throws a fit. One would think that this statement refers to a small child and not a man with control of thousands of nuclear warheads.
Trump couldn’t be more unfit to govern this nation, which makes it even more disturbing that he’s surrounded himself with devious white supremacists like Stephen Bannon and Steve Miller. It’s clear where the power in the White House really lies, and it’s not with our toddler-in-chief.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.