Cracks form in Trump’s White House as staff are ‘exhausted’ and President is unhappy: Report
President Trump may be growing weary of the responsibilities of being Commander in Chief.
According to a report by Politico, which interviewed almost two dozen people who have come into contact with Trump since his inauguration, staffers at the White House look “tired” and “exhausted”.
The report claims that the new President’s “mood has careened between surprise and anger as he’s faced the predictable realities of governing.”
“The interviews paint a picture of a powder-keg of a workplace where job duties are unclear, morale among some is low, factionalism is rampant and exhaustion is running high,” reports Politico.
“Two visitors to the White House last week said they were struck by how tired the staff looks.”
The site also reports that Trump is keen to shake up the staff at the White House, but that he believes it is too soon after taking power to do so.
It also alleges that the President would like to spend more time golfing.
According to sources cited in the report, the President is angry at a number of leaks which have revealed contentious conversations with world leaders.
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An investigation has been launched into the leaks, but it is focussed on the National Security Council, according to the report.
Staffers at the Security Council have already been instructed to cooperate with the inquiry, and Politico reports that the number of staff who have access to calls and transcripts may be reduced.
According to some sources, Trump asks simple questions pertaining to his role as President, but also that he changes the subject when details are given in order to make it seem he is in control.
He also spends most of his working hours in the Oval Office, and monitors how his staffers look in TV interviews, according to the report.
The power of judges and legislators to halt actions by the President are not popular, according to some of Politico’s other sources.
“He doesn’t like this sh*t,” one source told Politico, referring to problems the President has faced getting top fundraiser Anthony Scaramucci appointed to a job in the White House.