Today, President Trump awakened to a blitzkrieg of rotten news and it had to send him around the bend. I'm willing to bet it was a really bad day at the White House.
It wasn't enough that a new Washington Post/ABC poll came out saying that 60 percent of Americans believe Trump and the GOP do not represent the interests of most people and that Democrats are on a roll, heading to a huge victory in the mid-term elections.
And it wasn't enough that the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination for the Supreme Court turned into a sideshow with Republicans looking sleazy, angry, nasty and defensive.
What really had to frost Trump was reports of renowned Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward's new book, Fear, which said a frustrated Defense Secretary Jim Mattis compared Trump to "a fifth or sixth grader" and Gen. John F. Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, labeled Trump “unhinged,” an “idiot” and “off the rails.” The White House under Trump, he said, is "crazytown."
Well, folks, the prez wasn't real happy with all of that. Can you imagine being Mattis and Kelly today? This evening, Trump fired off this tweet:
So it's more fake news, right?
Bob Woodward, along with his sidekick Carl Bernstein, uncovered the depths of the Watergate scandal, which led to the eventual resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in the face of certain impeachment. He has written detailed, highly respected books about every president since Nixon.
There is little doubt about the accuracy of Woodward's work. Trump can scream "fake news" and "enemy of the people" all he wants, but the fact is that he is in deep doodoo...to say it gently.
And the mid-term elections are just two months away. And Woodward's book has already rocketed to the top of Amazon's best seller list.