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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Trump: Unhinged puppet of a monster?

Trump: The puppet controlled by the real danger?

A growing number of aides to President Donald Trump say privately that he is too often unfocused and acts unhinged.  Many also now feel he is a puppet to an even more dangerous master.

Trump, they say, “bellows like a madman” when confronted with information he doesn’t like or when he feels the a level of adoration is insignificant.

“We walk on eggshells,” one aide says.  “The slightest little thing can set him off.”

Trump, they say, spends much of his time in the White House alone, watching hours of cable television news shows, sending out angry tweets on Twitter or screaming loudly for someone to tend to an often minor need.

Often, Trump retreats upstairs pretty much alone in the White House, his Secret Service detail nearby but out of site.  Often, in an overflowing bathrobe encompassing his expanding girth, he sits and talks with longtime aide and former security chief, Keith Schiller, while composing some of his angry Twitter barages.

“He’s not a man I would want to spend any time with,” says a aide who says that, thankfully, has few encounters with the President.  “When I do encounter him, he is boorish and angry.”

Those close to Trump report late night phone calls from a President who rambles and complaints that people don’t understand him.  He follows those complaints with promises of harsh retaliation to all who he feels fails to recognize his self-perceived “greatness.”

“In so many ways, he’s a pitiful little man,” says a former employee who worked with Trump in New York.

Reports Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman of The New York Times:

President Trump loves to set the day’s narrative at dawn, but the deeper story of his White House is best told at night.

Aides confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room. Visitors conclude their meetings and then wander around, testing doorknobs until finding one that leads to an exit. In a darkened, mostly empty West Wing, Mr. Trump’s provocative chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, finishes another 16-hour day planning new lines of attack.

Usually around 6:30 p.m., or sometimes later, Mr. Trump retires upstairs to the residence to recharge, vent and intermittently use Twitter. With his wife, Melania, and young son, Barron, staying in New York, he is almost always by himself, sometimes in the protective presence of his imposing longtime aide and former security chief, Keith Schiller. When Mr. Trump is not watching television in his bathrobe or on his phone reaching out to old campaign hands and advisers, he will sometimes set off to explore the unfamiliar surroundings of his new home.

Other aides say Trump always wants “superlative phrases” used to describe his actions and insists on words that describe anything he does as “great” or “record setting” or the like, even if such phrases are wrong.

“In the President’s world, everything he does is ‘great’ and ‘stupendous’ and woe be onto them that questions,” says an aide. “More people than you know walked away from him during the campaign because they could not support his hyperbole.  The same is happening in the West Wing.”

Collectively, those willing to talk — always off the record — provide a close view of an unstable, mentally-challenged man who has managed to become President of the United States.

Stephen Bannon: The ‘white nationalist’ and master of the Trump puppet?

They say too much of Trump’s actions are controlled by the manipulating mind of strategist Stephan Bannon, former CEO of Breitbart and self-declared “white nationalist.”  Bannon, they say, knows how to stroke Trump’s massive ego to control his actions.

“Bannon is the real threat to America,” says one White House aide.  “Trump is his puppet, a loud, angry puppet to be sure but still a puppet whose strings are pulled by an even greater threat.”


Copyright © 2017 Capitol Hill Blue



48 thoughts on “Trump: Unhinged puppet of a monster?”

  1. I think an Article 25 removal is much more likely than an impeachment, at this point. Just one mental breakdown and hospital stay would do it. Sounds like Trump could be pushed over the edge any time now.

  2. Sounds like Kim il Jung. Probably would shoot a disrespectful aide with an antiaircraft gun if he could. Fix the system that allowed such a thing to happen. Democracy has been trumped by capitalism. There was no real choice. Overt or covert corruption. Country chose the overt one. Easier to remove. The other would have clinged to power like cancer.
    Unfortunately the whole world is concerned to have this guy go ballistics with nuclears. We already can blow ourselves so many times over and ”we” need to have more…
    Hope sanity prevails. So many urgent good things to be done …

  3. SO SO SAD that I spent years in the military fighting for freedom so that America could elect a dictator and demagogue! This is how dictators get started: first, they take away freedom of speech, then freedom of press, then freedom of movement. I have no problems with those who voted for Trump; I would have voted for any other Republican that challenged Hillary. And, yes I am a Democrat. But when someone lambaste my fellow soldiers, I have no respect for him/her. Too many Americans died in too many wars defending America and freedom of speech. Now, I feel true sorrow for my country and wish it wasn’t so. If America lets this stand, we will forever look back and wonder why our congress and lawmakers never stopped kissing butts and speak up to save the world from this dictator. Oh well, maybe Germany, Japan, and other previous
    dictators may now come and rescue the American people.

  4. “The level of adoration is insignificant”?!? How about non-existent? I wouldn’t let Trump through my front door, and would rather punch him than compliment him.

  5. In Short: Trump is an Egomaniacal Demagogue. He likes nothing more than Adoration by Inciting the Masses by playing on their Frustrations and Fears…Real or Fabricated. But he just likes Winning, because he hates Losing. He doesn’t WANT to run the Country. That’s why Bannon is so dangerous. HE is dictating policy. Somebody needs to get rid of him or this Country will suffer the consequences.

  6. It is depressing to see how much hate and malice in the hearts of this people. May God protect us from
    those we put their interests above the interests of the U.S.A.

  7. I would never vote for an egomaniac like him, he was never qualified to hold a government office let alone the President of the United States! The uneducated people in this country now outnumber the educated people. The movie Idiocracy finally came true! What a sad day in America 🙁

  8. I think Congress needs to pay attention , It is more than obvious that h Trump is a sick man, and needs help. You can NO longer say, that’s trump being trump. His actions are abnormal He sounds like someone who has dementia, or an ever worse health problem. I fear that one of these days, he will go to the nuclear room and just push buttons, I am serious and afraid for America

  9. Revealed taxes will show Trump is like the Wizard of Oz. Today we hear the intention to send more troops to Iraq, increase the military budget by 10%. So much for infrastructure; so much for jobs: “just join the Army”.
    What kind of idiot hasn’t a clue of who works in agriculture? Now that he has banned illegals we can expect our chickens to be the price of steak and strawberries the cost of caviar. As for Bannon, I am surprised that those Revelation readers don’t recognize him as the Antichrist.

  10. He is in need of a mental health professional. The country needs this too. Who voted for this unqualified jerk with mental and sexual issues?

  11. CJ Mouser, I don’t think you understand how journalism works (and has worked for a hundred years). Unnamed sources are not made up people and reporting on things they say is not “fake news” (except as Donald Trump defines “Fake News” which is any news that does not paint him in a favorable light). People want to and need to often remain anonymous because there is a real possibility retribution will be taken on them for speaking out. Donald Trump has acted in a manner consistent with a boss who needs to be feared in that way. If he finds out one of his staff has said something that has painted him in a negative light, they will be fired (this has happened at least once already) The article describes a man who in private is completely consistent with the way he behaves in public, so I have no problem believing this story.

  12. A mentally ill man, unfit for the presidency, an embarrassment for the USA and a gargantuan danger to the world. Thanks to the Trumpers….oh! and Russia, …sorry Vlad.

  13. Who is the dirty old man in the picture. Oh, yeah. They guy that is really running the country. We’re in trouble.

  14. Puppet or Monster? Does it really matter? As Ambrose Bierce once wrote, “There are many types of homicide: murder in the 1st degree, murder in the 2nd degree, manslaughter, etc. It makes no difference to the victim.” And, we hasten to point out, those two conditions are not mutually exclusive. Mr. Trump, had neither he nor his minions ever had illicit and possibly treasonous contacts with Russian intelligence agencies and their affiliates, would still have shown himself to be completely unfit to serve as President. He is a petulant, vindictive, narcissistic, functionally illiterate, pathological liar. We need to remove him from office as soon as possible.

  15. If any of what is being said about his mental attitude is accurate then people need to stop casting aspertions, stop with all the ‘I told ya so’ rhetoric and seriously do whatever needs to be done to have him removed from the most powerful position in the Country – POTUS.

  16. Sad state of affairs. Also, I believe it’s not always prudent to list sources, but depends on the situation. Some sources are listed in the article, but I can understand why aides to the “President” might be afraid of some kind of retaliation. So, it doesn’t bother me that some people go unnamed. My intuition tells me the article is genuine and that, even if it’s half-true there is a great deal to worry about.

  17. Hillary Clinton hit it right on his wooden head. He is a puppet. To Russia, his boy, Putin and mainly his number 1, Bannon. Now the self rightious Republicans cry in vain for their ObamaCare. Didn’t like a Black man running the country made damn sure a woman wouldn’t run it. Too bad. Now look at us…….Just like one of our beloved Yankees once said, “feels like deja vu all over again.” Love to see the self rightious grovel…..”ah! how does it feel?’

    • I don’t who they is that you are referring to, but, Hillary was never referred to in such a way. She is a very
      intelligent person that has her act together. Plus, she has had lots of experience in Government unlike the amateur that is now in charge. It is unbelievable that a Breitbart Wing Nut would be one of his chief advisors. Heaven help the USA.

  18. He is a con man. Has been his entire life. He has NEVER had to work. He is a tyrant and a madman who thinks America should bow down to him. What a pitiful excuse of a leader. America cannot and will not tolerate the likes of him for 4yrs. Get him and his subordinates out of the White House….NOW! Before he does anymore damage.

  19. Wonder how long it took you to work up a headline to go with the puppet. Here’s a NEWS flash for you, if you can’t quote your sources, then it didn’t happen. This is exactly what is referred to as fake news. News is not “some people said” or “some people say” surely you see how easily you could create any scenario you want without any actual quotes to verify. Go back to journalism school, because “some people say” you are working out of your mother’s basement on a ten year old Dell. : )

    • I somewhat agree with you. What you neglected to say is if you agree that he is unhinged. It’s very obvious he is.

    • Isn’t that exactly what DJT does all the time? People are saying is one of his favorite phrases. No actual person is ever named. Face it, he has Karl Rove strategy #3: Accuse your opponent of your own weakness down pat.

    • Trump uses anonymous sources all the time. And yes, things happen that only anonymous sources will provide info on. Remember Watergate?

    • News has been reported for years and years and years based on unnamed sources. You are showing your own gullible

      • Patti WHy are you so Blind. The man is a mental case and should not be allowed in the capital muchless in the WH. He is a true mental case and you DEPLORABLES don’t want to see what his problems are. FACE IT HE IS SICK.

    • CJ read and understand this is exactly what the TRUMPET is doing. Karl Rove strategy #3: Accuse your opponent of your own weakness down pat.

    • Wrong again. They are more than welcome to use anonymous sources and not identify that source. If it actually came push to shove and they were sued to reveal their sources and the veracity of the story (libel or slander type suits), they would. Believe it or not, there are real and serious FCC guildelines that must be followed if a news source is actually classified as news by the FCC. FOX, Breitbart, Drudge, Youtube, Facebook, etc are not news sources and do not have to follow those guidelines. They are classified as entertainment sources. But go ahead and keep blasting actual news organizations as fake while taking entertainment channels as gospel. F00l!!!

    • Fox news made up a Swedish defense adviser; so, “fake news,” isn’t limited to just anonymous sources. Pick your fights carefully simpleton.

    • News flash for you….you’re living in total denial. We see this behavior from him in every public appearance he makes. He’s WORSE than the crazy, drunk uncle we all cringe at during Thanksgiving. Clearly you are too.

    • And why should a “source” be identified? He or she would probably lose said job. They see things that we don’t and let the public know so we can make up our own minds as to how unhinged he is. On the same point, Trump says a lot, lies a lot and yet he never reveals HIS source.

    • No , if you find something wrong with the man, it is your job to report it, However, he that person or persons would want to tell the world who they are , do you think they could keep their job. Thank God there are some American Hero,s in the White House. Someday we will know who they are, I suppose you think spies for example should announce who they are right? It is because of people like you that America is in the mess we are now. You will never be forgiven and you will pay the price too, not just those of us who see the tsunami coming our way.

    • To those who believe that quoting “unnamed sources” is a new technique directed only at Trump do any of you recall “deep throat” who remained antonymous until his true identity was revealed just prior to his recent death. But for this patriot Nixon might have gone on with his high crimes and misdemeanors without interruption. Who in their right mind would choose to be identified when offering criticism of King Trump?

    • CJ, actually real journalism works exactly that way. Sources that dare not reveal their names can be quite candid when their identities are protected. Have you ever heard of Watergate? Those unnamed sources brought down an entire administration. That is real journalism!

  20. Trump has yet to realize that he must conform to the position he was elected to and that not evryone saying they support him really is and not everyone critizing him is trying to harm him. At 70 he is a study of good intentions gone bent with confusion. The White house is a big house and it takes a person with big wisdom to live there. Like GW Bush.

  21. And this surprises anyone?? He is the exact same man that he has been for years. He is almost as insane as the people that voted him into office… Simply unbelievable every day.

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