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Even Trump's Closest Allies Are Starting to Worry About His Erratic Behavior

President Donald Trump’s erratic behavior has started to spook even some of his staunchest allies.


One Trump ally tells CNN’s Gloria Borger that the president’s hasty decision to announce tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum on Thursday showed that his economic advisers are no longer able to control his impulses.

“This has real economic impact,” the source says. “Something is very wrong.”

Another inside source tells Borger that the president’s behavior is crushing morale among White House staff, who are itching to escape from the West Wing.

“Morale is as bad as it’s ever been,” the source said. “The good people are being driven crazy.”

Borger also writes that it isn’t just one thing that is bothering Trump — rather, he is constantly enraged by multiple different things being done by multiple people inside and outside his administration.

“The President is stewing, according to one source with knowledge, blaming everyone but himself for the tumult: his chief of staff Gen. John Kelly for mishandling the clearance issue, Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, Republicans for being afraid of the NRA, Democrats for obstructing everything,” Borger writes.

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