Some may wonder why Donald Trump gets up at the butt crack of dawn to tweet lies, attack people, and to have irrational discussions (covfefe?). Well, this will clear some of that confusion for you.
The so-called president has begun phoning members of his legal team most mornings at around 6:30 a.m., very close to his tweeting period, to vent and the Russia investigation.
The Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three senior White House officials, that the discussions usually involve an overview of recent headlines and a plan to combat the “fake news” media, as well as brainstorming (something they’re obviously not good at) ways to handle Justice Department officials and the special counsel leading the investigation into whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Russians to meddle in the 2016 election.
The calls typically devolve from strategy consultations into rants, however, and do little to lighten Trump’s mood before he arrives at the Oval Office to begin the day’s work.
Trump’s advisers initially encouraged the daily phone calls as a way to help Trump compartmentalize and possibly tweet less, but one White House official uncontrollably started laughing when asked whether the calls had been effective.
Trump’s staff seriously have their work cut out for them if they expect these venting sessions to help Trump ease his way out of tweeting. Nevertheless, it sounds as if we are discussing a petulant child rather than our president and that is the saddest part.
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