MSNBC: Trump Friends ‘Increasingly Concerned About His Well Being,’ ‘Pure Madness’
BRZEZINSKI: "So, what we have, though, with this president — I don’t know if you guys remember, the beginning of the administration, there was all this talk about Ivanka Trump being the moderating force. If there was a moderating force in this White House, it might have been hope hicks. The increasing pace of chaos at the trump White House was the source of the president’s jokes at this weekend’s gridiron dinner. According to “The Washington Post,” it’s also feeding a grave sense of concern among Donald Trump’s top advisers. Quote, trump’s friends are increasingly concerned about his well being, worried that the president’s obsession with cable commentary and perceived slights is taking a toll on the 71-year-old. Quote, pure madness lamented one exaspirated ally. Two officials told NBC news that the president’s announcement of new steel and aluminum tariffs emerged from anger, unlike any they had seen before resulting from a trifecta of events hope hick’s testimony to lawmakers investigating Russia, conduct by attorney Jeff Sessions not conducted by, and the treatment of his son-in-law Jared Kushner by chief of staff John Kelly. Quote, on Wednesday evening, the president became unglued in the words of one official familiar with the president’s state of mind. Trump, the two officials said, was angry and gunning for a fight. And he chose a trade war. Continuing over the weekend with a tweet on Saturday about trade with the European union, threatening to apply a new tax and writing last night, quote, our friends and enemies have taken advantage of the U.S. For many years."