Even Trump senior staff believes he’s a ‘complete moron’
If White House staffers thought Donald Trump’s departure Friday for an international diplomacy tour might offer a break from the constant scandal and stress of working for a dumbass, The New York Times took those dreams in an alley and beat them like an anti-Erdogan protester. The bombshell that Trump bragged to Russian officials in the Oval about firing James Comey and called the ousted FBI director a “nut job” dropped while POTUS was flying, leaving West Wing officials to clean up the mess. In their attempt to do so, some officials revealed just how little respect they have for their boss.
“If Donald Trump gets impeached, he will have one person to blame: Donald Trump,” one administration official told The Daily Beast.
The official continued:
“Trump himself hasn’t been implicated in any of these leaks except where he’s implicated himself, where he says something that makes his perhaps less-than-sterling intentions clear,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the controversy candidly. “He keeps saying there’s no collusion, and I think he’s right. So if he would just shut his trap, what would Dems have?”
“Okay, he fired Comey,” the official conceded. “With a semi-competent comms operation, that would blow over in 24 hours. And that’s the worst part: he has a competent comms staff. But they can’t do their jobs because he keeps running his mouth.”
A senior administration official who worked on Trump’s campaign went even further, blaming the White House’s problems not just on POTUS’s inability to speak, but his inability to think as well.
“Every day he looks more and more like a complete moron,” the official said. “I can’t see Trump resigning or even being impeached, but at this point I wish he’d grow a brain and be the man that he sold himself as on the campaign.”
The Beast also asked a Republican source formerly involved with a pro-Trump political group whether the administration could survive the latest crisis. He responded, “Yes, if it comes with a frontal lobotomy for Trump.”
[The Daily Beast | photo: AP]