Trump’s Trump Problem

Why is it that this administration can’t handle a controversy or scandal without creating more problems for itself?

A week ago we saw the resignation of White House communications director Mike Dubke.  Dubke told CNN that the people he’s leaving behind at the White House Office of Communications are, “the hardest working men and women in the American government,” which sounds like he’s sticking up for his former staff, as if to say, ‘this isn’t their fault.’  He may be right. In the wake of this story breaking I heard an MSNBC correspondent say something to the effect that the White House’s problem isn’t the communications strategy, or the need for a “shake up,” it’s actually the President himself.

And it occurred to me that the President’s problem is also himself. In a certain sense that’s obvious. But it isn’t to Trump. He seems genuinely not to understand why people react to him the way they do. He seems to truly believe he’s being unfairly persecuted.  Continue reading “Trump’s Trump Problem”