In the wake of Jim Mattis’ resignation, swirling scandals and a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump has grown increasingly isolated and is now watching more television than ever, according to a New York Times report.
According to a report the newspaper published on Saturday, Trump has been lashing out at his aides during meetings, often calling them “idiots” for resisting his wishes.
“He spends ever more time in front of a television, often retreating to his residence out of concern that he is being watched too closely.
As he sheds advisers at a head-spinning rate, he reaches out to old associates, complaining that few of the people around him were there at the beginning.”.
"Now, the president who once declared that 'I alone can fix' the system increasingly stands alone in a system that seems as broken as ever.".
“Look what I did for Mexico and Canada,” he reportedly told allies, disgruntled at his lack of recognition.
In January, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will take over the speaker position, enabling House Democrats the opportunity to investigate Trump. »