Donald Trump is in Texas, waiting for pundits to declare that his presidency starts … now. Right now. But while Trump gets in his photo op with Ted Cruz in a place carefully away from the actual emergency, and the Times hits that handy “pivot” key, some of Trump’s top advisers aren’t rushing to sing his praises.
President Trump’s senior aides are increasingly airing their private disagreements publicly, exposing a widening rift between the president and key members of his administration over his handling of racial divisions exposed by white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.
But Trump isn’t taking out his wrath on the big names.
President Donald Trump is not happy with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, for publicly criticizing his response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. But it appears there is little he is planning to do about it, according to people who have spoken to him.
Instead, he’s kicking assistants who don’t have their own megaphones.
Donald Trump was in a bad mood before he emerged for a confrontational speech in Arizona last week. …
It was too late for a longtime Trump aide, George Gigicos, the former White House director of advance who had organized the event as a contractor to the Republican National Committee. Trump later had his top security aide, Keith Schiller, inform Gigicos that he’d never manage a Trump rally again, according to three people familiar with the matter.