The Schaden Freudes Itself

Trumper tantrum

Axios tells us

President Trump, in his final days, is turning bitterly on virtually every person around him, griping about anyone who refuses to indulge conspiracy theories or hopeless bids to overturn the election, several top officials tell Axios.

The latest: Targets of his outrage include Vice President Pence, chief of staff Mark Meadows, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Secretary of State Pompeo and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Why it matters: Trump thinks everyone around him is weak, stupid or disloyal — and increasingly seeks comfort only in people who egg him on to overturn the election results. We cannot stress enough how unnerved Trump officials are by the conversations unfolding inside the White House.

The whole item is a joy to read…

A source who spoke to Trump said the president was complaining about Pence and brought up a Lincoln Project ad that claims that Pence is “backing away” from Trump. This ad has clearly got inside Trump’s head, the source said.

  • Trump views Pence as not fighting hard enough for him — the same complaint he uses against virtually everybody who works for him and has been loyal to him.

Pence’s role on Jan. 6 has begun to loom large in Trump’s mind, according to people who’ve discussed the matter with him.

  • Trump would view Pence performing his constitutional duty — and validating the election result — as the ultimate betrayal.

[‘Grain pops the champagne and prepares breakfast. Don’t judge.]

Another reflection of Trump’s state of mind:

  • As Axios reportedMonday night, the president got his personal assistant to email Republican lawmakers a PowerPoint slide (above) attacking McConnell for being “the first one off the ship,” and absurdly claiming credit for the Senate majority leader’s victory in his Kentucky re-election.
  • That’s quite a message to send two weeks out from crucial runoff races in Georgia, where Republicans need to stay unified.

Thank you Jeebus for this champagne we are about to enjoy:

Where’s Jared? A source told Axios that Kushner, who yesterday participated in a tree-planting ceremony in Jerusalem Forest’s Grove of Nations, “is focused on the Middle East.”

  • It’s a perfect visual encapsulation of Kushner’s absence — on the other side of the world, planting a tree with Bibi and accepting plaudits, while Trump discusses mayhem with Sidney Powell.

And that’s a wrap.

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7 Responses to The Schaden Freudes Itself

  1. This person still has access to the Nuclear codes. what are the odds that he decides to nuke one of those ‘swing states’ he wants to put under military occupation?

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  2. YellowDog says:

    This is like a bad remake of Apocalypse Now. Flynn is Captain Kilgore, Giuliani is Dennis Hopper, and we all know who plays Colonel Kurtz. Where is Captain Willard? The horror.

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  3. roket says:

    Meanwhile, the people listed on the Pardonalooza Spreadsheet are starting to get nervous. Especially those who paid in advance.

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  4. sos says:

    Trump thinks everyone around him is weak, stupid or disloyal

    This is mostly true should read: “weak, stupid, disloyal AND HILARIOUSLY INEPT”

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  5. Dennis Cole says:

    TG – I think I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating –
    You can’t be an all-day drinker unless you begin in the morning. And champagne and corn flakes DO pair quite well. The flakes go inna bowl, the champ inna flute.

    That is all. Carry on.

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  6. ClydeBruckman says:

    Is there any universe where the leader of the C-V taskforce is not going to be a speed-bump?
    The wheels on the bus go, “thump-thump.”

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