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Donald Trump's aides keep leaking stories about his fragile ego

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It seems like President Donald Trump's aides can't stop talking to reporters about how he hates being embarrassed.

On Sunday a story broke to Politico that Trump's closest advisers have to monitor the flow of information to him because of his mood:

One person who frequently talks to Trump said aides have to push back privately against his worst impulses in the White House, like the news conference idea, and have to control information that may infuriate him.

He gets bored and likes to watch TV, this person said, so it is important to minimize that.

That same day, Trump aides told the New York Times:

Mr. Trump grew increasingly angry on Inauguration Day after reading a series of Twitter messages pointing out that the size of his inaugural crowd did not rival that of Mr. Obama’s in 2009.

The Washington Post then wrote a piece informing as to why Sean Spicer saw it fit to lie to the White House press corps:

Trump turned on the television to see a jarring juxtaposition — massive demonstrations around the globe protesting his day-old presidency and footage of the sparser crowd at his inauguration, with large patches of white empty space on the Mall. 

As his press secretary, Sean Spicer, was still unpacking boxes in his spacious new West Wing office, Trump grew increasingly and visibly enraged. 

The most staggering part?

The Post's story was informed as described here:

This account of Trump’s tumultuous first days in office comes from interviews with nearly a dozen senior White House officials and other Trump advisers and confidants, some of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations and moments.

Nearly a dozen senior White House officials are talking to the press about Donald Trump's behaviour on condition of anonymity.

Process that.

HT New York Magazine


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