According to a new report by New York Time reporters Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni, Donald Trump’s aides have been seeing a declining pattern that will lead to the president losing his seat in November.
According to the report, Trump aides warned him about the pattern and instead of taking it seriously, he lashed out at them.
The report found the following:
In a recent meeting with his top political advisers, President Trump was impatient as they warned him that he was on a path to defeat in November if he continued his incendiary behavior in public and on Twitter.
Days earlier, Mr. Trump had sparked alarm by responding to protests over police brutality with a threat that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Mr. Trump pushed back against his aides. “I have to be myself,” he replied, according to three people familiar with the meeting. A few hours later, he posted on Twitter a letter from his former personal lawyer describing some of the protesters as “terrorists.”
According to some aides who spoke to the Times, Trump may not even want a second term and is trying to sabotage himself.
Trump “is acting trapped and defensive, and his self-destructive behavior has been so out of step for an incumbent in an election year that many advisers wonder if he is truly interested in serving a second term.”
You can read the full report HERE.