Much has been made of President Trump’s first 100 days in office, but it’s the immediate aftermath that has White House staff losing their minds.
Trump went on a tirade of mind-boggling statements with a series of embarrassing media appearances. One senior Republican aide told Politico, “He just seemed to go crazy today.”
Among them, Trump praised Philippines’ strongman Rodrigo Duterte while inviting him to the White House, said it would be an honor to meet North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un, claimed Andrew Jackson would have stopped the Civil War, enraged the entire Republican Party by floating a gas tax and threatening to break up the banks, and took fear mongering to a whole new level by saying “none of us are safe” from a North Korean nuclear attack.
“It seems to be among the most bizarre recent 24 hours in American presidential history,” said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. “It was all just surreal disarray and a confused mental state from the president.”
White House staff did not disagree.