President Trump seems to be on a roll, as far as his administration is concerned. The Don signed a new travel ban on Monday, yet many fear he’s till not as in control as he attempts to appear in the public’s eye.
However, it’s his temper that seems to be upstaging his self-control, according to White House insiders.
Multiple reports claim that his greatest ball of fury to-date took place on Friday. That’s when Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who’s being investigated for Russia’s supposed interference in the 2016 presidential election, recused himself.
President Trump was said to be furious. Yet, instead of checking his anger at the door, he took it to Twitter. The The Twitter fanatic proceeded to tweet 140-character rants aimed at former President Barack Obama.
Trump exploded on Twitter when he accused Obama of wiretapping him during the presidential campaign. He raged, without producing any evidence, and once again sent Washington reeling in his downward spiral.
“Nobody has seen him that upset,” one source told CNN.
Another described a conversation with Trump featuring “a lot of expletives” directed at senior staff.
Sessions sidelined himself from inquiries regarding Russia after it emerged he had said under oath during his confirmation hearing that he had no contact with the Russians. In fact, Sessions had met with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign.
Trump, who rarely admits a mistake, was angry at Sessions’ decision, which he saw as a sign of weakness, a source told The Associated Press.
That day, cameras captured White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and others in a heated conversation in the Oval Office. The New York Times reported Trump singled out the White House counsel’s office and communications staff in the “tirade.”
Sources told The Washington Post that Trump was also increasingly agitated by White House leaks, distractions caused by the Russia probes and comparisons between his early record and Obama’s in 2009, when Obama signed the economic stimulus and other major legislation.
The President departed for his “winter White House,” Mar-a-Lago, and at 6:35 a.m. Saturday, he began tweeting.