At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a Twitter war. But now it’s clear that Bob Corker’s remarkable New York Times interview—in which the Republican senator described the White House as “adult day care” and warned Trump could start World War III—was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what several people close to the president have recently told me in private: that Trump is “unstable,” “losing a step,” and “unraveling.” The conversation among some of the president’s longtime confidantes, along with the character of some of the leaks emerging from the White House
Consider the source. I don´t believe that people who have been with the President for a long time would divulge anything because they know that there is a concentrated effort to remove him from the Presidency. The President has many who are loyal to him and they know what he is facing. This is just more falsehood being peddled as truth. Anything to harm the President and his agenda. He is their number one threat because he understands exactly that the country is in severe crisis created by the political class and media they want nothing done to fix it. Their corruption and theft of America´s wealth depends on it. God help him. He is fighting an enormous battle against all odds and there are people willing to do ANYTHING to see that he is stopped by any means possible. If you believe in the power of prayer, now is the time. It has never been more important.
Yes #4 -consider the source-the magazine that does the most ´investigation´ stories-somehow forgot to go after the big story of the day- Harvey Weinstein. Could it be that the biggest after Oscar party is theirs? I would think so-they knew but were not going to mess with the gold mine from Hollywood that gives them their biggest issues each year. So what a great time to take the heat off and go for Trump. Sad for me is how many will believe it. They might as well be living in Europe as they only pay attention to the far left side of anything-the destroy-Trump side.
Even though he´s been fired,I still think Bannon is a negative influence on Trump. I´m sure trump still has contact with Bannon who I think is a half baked right wing extremist.This is causing the chaos from the rest of the WH staff who´s trying to calm things down.Trump makes Bannon like- statements then has to walk them back,like the latest "scandal" that Trump wants to quadruple our nuclear war heads. I mean how many do you need the destroy the Earth? several times over?
Going to Gabriel Sherman and “Vanity Fair” for insightful information about the inner workings of the Trump administration is like reading the Boston sports pages for inside scoops about the Yankees. For the Gabriel Shermans of the Fourth Estate, election night in 2016 was sunset of the day the music died. So heavily invested in an orderly transfer of power from Obama to Clinton was he that moral and intellectual bankruptcy naturally ensued when Trump disrupted those plans. This piece is nothing more or less than the usual narrative of the bankrupt...”not my fault, my creditors are monsters, everybody knows there are dark forces working against me” and every other trope that losers use when caught backing the wrong horse. For a journalist who holds himself in self-approving high regard at Sherman’s level, it must be galling to have to resort to unnamed sources and third-hand information in order to get a few thousand words under his byline at Vanity Fair. Trump Derangement Syndrome writ large.
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Unnamed sources and the writers imagination do not make for anything credible. This type of worthless bs gets into the msm and does no good for the country. Vanity Fair and the author should be ashamed of themselves for publishing such tripe.
I trust my own eyes and intelligence. President Donald J. Trump is a DYNAMO! At the age of 71 (I am 74). He stands tall, works hard and is making everything better for the Citizens of the United States of America!
Oh Puleeeze...How about I write an article about Gabe Sherman. I HEARD, from a friend close to Sherman that he likes little Boys. That person is really worried about Gabe´s mental stability. He Worries Gabe will go off the deep end and do something terrible. Everyone who knows Gabe thinks he´s going to explode and do something horrible. Sources close to Gabe keep a close eye on him......! See what I mean! ANYONE can make up a story! I think that´s how Gabe gets most of his Articles...he makes them up! I don´t pay any attention to Authors who use "Sources close to..." or "Someone high up in the White House says". Give me a NAME!
The real point of this fictional article is not to report anything truthful but to give the msm and their apparatchik on TV something to talk about. This is just part of the Democrat meme that President Trump is unstable and needs to be removed from office. Especially now that the Russian collusion seems to losing steam. The coup d´etat by the deep state and the msm continues unabated.
Hummm. anyone else see the desperation of the left these days?
The shenanigans of the O administration coming out, the lack of anyone to lead the Dem party, no good news coming out for them on the Russian collusion, the NFL cave, the success of Trump with the hurricane response and the economy, and now the Weinstein (their sugar daddy) is revealed as a pig.
They have nothing. So of course they have to make stuff up!
Yes # 31,That Vanity Fair.The same one that also ran a hate Bush letter from the editor Graydon Carter every month.The same magazine that has multiple hate Trump articles every month. The same magazine that puts out a special love letter to Hollywood issue ever year and throws a big Oscar after party every year .The same Graydon Carter that is leaving the magazine at the end of the year.
The liberal bastion of the MSM sit around all morning trying to decide which story should be the most damaging to Trump, then they launch the story with crazed effort. Thankfully, at least half of the country has zero belief in anything they print or broadcast anymore. The crazed half can’t stop screaming their fake news.
#11 simply agreed with #5 that trolls hate Trump just like Gabriel Sherman hates Trump.
As far as Bannon goes, I would suggest that anyone who wants to know what value or detriment he brings to the table, Google "The League of Extraordinary Candidates" over at Breitbart. There is a conservative tsunami coming folks. Get ready to back your own local candidate. As for me, I will be helping Kevin Nicholson defeat Tammy Baldwin next fall. In one of his first ads, I heard him say he wants to stop the "leftist, obstructionist agenda of Tammy Balwin". He got my vote right there.
One other thing, the article states that after Luther Strange lost to Judge Moore that: “Alabama was a huge blow to his psyche,” a person close to Trump said. “He saw the cult of personality was broken.” I think the author gets it exactly wrong. His cult of personality wasn´t broken. It was enhanced. It isn´t about Trump. It´s about what he represents. MAGA doesn´t reside in Trump but he represents it in no uncertain terms. When the citizens of Alabama elected Judge Moore, they elected someone who stands for everything Trump has been talking about. He even wins when he loses!
The Never Trumpers are just as desperate as the Demonrats. Make no mistake, they loathe President Trump and stand with people like Bob Corker. Steve Bannon is their boogie man under the bed and I predict things are going to get a lot scarier for them as they see their DC Establishment idols fall one by one.
Bannon is one of the best things that happened to the Trump campaign, and it was a smart move to step out of the constricted situation in the White House and back to where he could do a lot of good in fundraising and planning that would have been more difficult otherwise.
The Bannon haters probably think that Ryan and McConnell are doing a sterling job, and that all we need is to get Trump to calm down and "act like a normal President" and everything will be peaceful and nice. Peaceful and nice is for losers.
This is a "war by other means", the old definition of politics and Bannon understands that and is willing to fight as hard as the Demonrats.
Unfortunately, fighting hard and taking no excuses offends the civilized sensibilities of the old line "conservative" folks like George Will and many more, and apparently some posters here, who desperately want to believe this Fake News.
Give me real red blooded men like our President and Steve Bannon over the milquetoasts and pantywaists any time, they are men of resolve and action. Does anyone know the circulation numbers/readership of VF?
The American people sent President Trump to DC to drain the swamp. That’s what Trump has been doing. The swamp consists of all sorts of creatures who do not like their swamp being drained. Some of those creatures are dangerous alligators who will do anything to save their individual and special interest financial apple carts. That’s why the swamp is engaging in psychological warfare by putting out fake news tall stories like this.
Was listening to Rush while driving to the store and he commented on this story. He said it´s all BS and that President Trump is calm, cool, collected and happy. That drives the MSM dolts crazy and they thus profess all of the Mentally Disturbed baloney here and there.
The truth be known: POTUS Trump is the brightest bulb here and the sanest of them all.Imho.
How many Republicans were enabling Obama for 8 years? Never realized what a turkey Corker was. Corker´s comments were another opening salvo for another attack on Trump. Its all more of the same, and it is tiresome. This garbage will go on as long as trump is President. The left incorrectly thinks it takes away votes from Trump.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he was ousted as head of President Donald Trump’s transition due in part to his opposition to the hiring of Michael Flynn as national security adviser. “I thought it was a significant reason,” Christie said at an unrelated press conference at his office in Trenton. The governor, one of the first establishment Republicans to back Trump during the primary and still one of the president´s most loyal supporters, was chairman of the transition until he was unceremoniously fired just days after the election and replaced with Vice President Mike Pence. Christie said it was clear
Donald Trump Jr. asked a Russian lawyer at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting whether she had evidence of illegal donations to the Clinton Foundation, the lawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee in answers to written questions obtained exclusively by NBC News. The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, told the committee that she didn´t have any such evidence, and that she believes Trump misunderstood the nature of the meeting after receiving emails from a music promoter promising incriminating information on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump´s Democratic opponent. Once it became apparent that she did not have meaningful information about Clinton, Trump s
OAKLAND, Calif. — If ownership is already convinced McAdoo is going to be dismissed after the season, there might be no reason to wait until Jan. 1, especially considering three of the last four games are at MetLife Stadium, and these final home games could spark some of the ugliest moments in franchise history. An ESPN report stated McAdoo “could be’’ fired as soon as Monday. Fans are irate at the way McAdoo ended Eli Manning’s 210-game starting streak, even though co-owner John Mara was completely on board with getting a look at Geno Smith — the starter Sunday for a 24-17
Former “Today” show co-host Meredith Vieira laughed with Matt Lauer about the time she went into his office and found a “huge bag of sex toys,” in a resurfaced video from 2016. Lauer appeared on “The Meredith Vieira Show” with his then-co-host Savannah Guthrie in May 2016, and Vieira recalled the time she went "snooping" in his office and discovered the bag of sex toys. “You had a huge bag of sex toys, yes you did, in your closet, Matt,” Vieira told her studio audience. The audience audibly groaned as an uncomfortable Guthrie shook her head and cringed at the
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Faye Gary, a former police officer with the Gadsden Police Department in Alabama, has been featured in the news in recent days making the unsubstantiated claim that she was told to protect young cheerleaders from Roy Moore at local ballgames. Speaking in a Breitbart News interview on Wednesday, Gary falsely claimed that Moore “wanted to keep segregation here in the south.” She then claimed that Moore “hates Jews. He hates blacks. He hates Muslims. He hates gays.” When challenged for specifics, Gary conceded that “I don’t know exactly what he said about Jews, but he doesn’t like
Special Counsel Robert Mueller´s team has postponed an anticipated grand jury testimony linked to his investigation into Michael Flynn amid growing indications of possible plea deal discussions. Additional witnesses were expected to be questioned soon including a public relations consultant hired by Flynn´s lobbying firm who was given an early December date deadline to appear before the grand jury, according to a person at the company. Ahead of the delay, the impression was that the testimony needed to happen soon, the source said. "Time seems to be of the essence," said the source at Sphere Consulting, the PR firm where
It seems as if every day, another celebrity is being charged with sexual harassment ranging from several decades past to just a few months ago. Although I am a ´Me Too´ since childhood, I´m not that quick to lump myself in with those women making these charges and it would be prudent to examine carefully the circumstances of these incidents. I´ve never been a fan of Al Franken but I´ve noticed that those photos showing his groping of women also show those women smiling as if they´re in on the joke. Arianna Huffington and Joy Behar didn´t seem to be traumatized by
Disgraced “Luv Gov” Eliot Spitzer likes to take long romantic walks — at the end of a leash, new court papers claim. The hooker-happy former governor’s fetishes include a penchant for paying “young girls” to lead him around “on all fours” like a dog — and use kinky sex toys on him, former escort Svetlana Travis Zakharova alleged. Zhakharova, who last month struck a misdemeanor plea bargain after being charged with extorting $400,000 from Spitzer, filed the stunningly revealing papers in Manhattan Supreme Court, seeking to lift a gag order imposed as part of her prosecution.
After Matt Lauer was unceremoniously fired from the “Today” show Wednesday, you had to wonder: Why did NBC smother Ronan Farrow’s explosive, months-long investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults and predatory behavior — an investigation undertaken by one of its own employees? (Farrow is a “contributor” to NBC News; his “Undercover With Ronan Farrow” reports have aired, ironically, on the “Today” show.) Did NBC know that, in Lauer, it was harboring its own tainted star — and that Farrow’s Weinstein piece could, perhaps, lead back to a co-anchor of its cash-cow morning show? It just didn’t make sense, then or now,
As the sex scandals continue their relentless forward march, early efforts at a course correction are beginning to emerge. Some of these efforts are necessary and involve making distinctions — distinctions between, say, felonious assault, which should lead to prison, and really gross workplace behavior, which should lead to serious disciplinary action but should probably fall short of complete ruination. The danger, however, is that these distinctions get drawn in such a way that they protect one set of offenders and not the other — purely on the grounds that the protected set is made up of people you like or
A Jamaican-born professor of philosophy has had enough of hearing invectives spewed against America, especially in the classroom. Prompted to challenge the derision of the American Dream and the depiction of America as a white supremacist nation, Dr. Jason D. Hill of DePaul University wrote an open letter to journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates’s 2015 book, titled “Between the World and Me,” is often required reading to depict the black American experience to students. Hill calls such required reading “child abuse” or “child neglect.” Hill is disturbed by the growing anti-American orthodoxy that he hears on American campuses, and believes Americans need to be
WASHINGTON — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, who holds Hillary Clinton’s former seat, said on Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after his inappropriate relationship with an intern came to light nearly 20 years ago. Asked directly if she believed Mr. Clinton should have stepped down at the time, Ms. Gillibrand took a long pause and said, “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.” But she also appeared to signal that what is currently considered a fireable offense may have been more often overlooked during the Clinton era. “Things have changed today, and I think under those
One of the women who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of making advances on her when she was a teen and he a local prosecutor admitted Friday to forging part of the yearbook inscription she offered as proof. Beverly Young Nelson told ABC News she wrote part of the disputed note in her high school yearbook that she and famed attorney Gloria Allred presented as proof the then-30-something Moore sought an inappropriate relationship with her in the late 1970s. Nelson still insisted that Moore wrote most of the message and signed the inscription, but said she made “notes” to
Lindsey Vonn’s road to her final Olympics has encountered some trouble. The American skiing star was treated for a back injury after completing her World Cup Super-G race in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Saturday. Vonn went to the ground after crossing the finish line and observers said she was experiencing extreme pain. She was treated in a nearby house and later limped to a car without speaking to reporters.
I´m pretty much done with the sex scandals. They were fun, but they´re just going to have to carry on without me. If someone broke the law and you can prove it, prosecute him. If someone violated the rules of his organization, eject him. Other than that, if women have forgotten the fine art of slapping a man in the face, there´s not a whole hell of a lot society can do for them. You keep silent for forty years and then ruin a man´s career with an unprovable allegation — and that makes you a hero? Not to me. Look,
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Prior to President Donald Trump’s visit to the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum today, Fox & Friends brought on Trump supporter and former sheriff David Clarke to discuss the president’s appearance. And things got very tense very fast. Right off the bat, co-host Pete Hegseth asked Clarke what he thought about Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights icon, deciding not to attend the opening because Trump would be in attendance. Clarke reacted by immediately dismissing Lewis. “John who?” Clarke mocking stated. “John Lewis — he was bloodied on the Selma bridge, Sheriff, when trying to protest voting
Al Franken’s resignation speech on Thursday seemed less heartfelt than grudging. He cast it not as an act of atonement — he continues to deny the charges largely and acknowledged through his stifled rage that his previous quasi-apologies had hastened his demise — but a reluctant act of gallantry. He was submitting docilely to the “broader conversation” on sexual harassment, he said, while signaling that his replacement, to whom he referred as “her,” would be a female pol embodying that conversation. The speech followed the usual pattern of lying pols: I didn’t do it, I’m only quitting because I am a
Comedian Sarah Silverman addressed the topic of American nationalism during a monologue on her Hulu talk show Thursday night, describing the “visceral reaction” and fear she felt when an old boyfriend of hers hoisted an American flag on his own property. (Snip) “[My sister] was like, ‘Dude, nationalism is innately terrifying for Jews. Think about it: flags, marching, blind allegiance — these things tend to ring a bell for us,’” she said. “Right. Of course. Duh. It made sense. And it made me realize that the things that terrify some people are the same things that give other people great
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Opposition research must have started as soon as, if not before, Donald Trump announced he was running for president. I am sure many of Trump´s Republican opponents, as well as Hillary Clinton, the DNC, liberal interest groups, the media, and others were searching far and wide for trash on Trump. The research must not have produced enough trash, or else why would the DNC and Hillary have paid Fusion GPS so handsomely to create what is clearly a false document? Fusion GPS trafficked the document to the Justice Department and intelligence officials. They obviously had seen how many intelligence officials
Thomas B. Edsall, one of the pre-eminent commentators on American politics and elections, has written a piece for the New York Times, provocatively titled “Liberals Need To Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears.” In it, he argues that the roots of President Trump’s success—and our increasingly bitter politics—should be laid at the feet (to continue with the body-part metaphors) of liberals. “Many Democrats,” he writes, “continue to have little understanding of their own role — often inadvertent, an unintended consequence of well-meaning behavior — in creating the conditions that make conservatives willing to support Trump and the party he
WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up for the day. Energized, infuriated — often a gumbo of both — Mr. Trump grabs his iPhone. Sometimes he tweets while propped on his pillow, according to aides. Other times he tweets from the den next door, watching another television. Less frequently, he makes his way up the hall to the