For Trump, that testy call set the tone for five days of fury — evident in Trump’s splenetic tweets and described in interviews with 14 senior administration officials, outside Trump confidants and foreign diplomats, many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

“He was frustrated with the trip. And he’s itching to make some changes,” said one senior White House official. “This is a week where things could get really dicey.”

During his 43-hour stay in Paris, Trump brooded over the Florida recounts and sulked over key races being called for Democrats in the midterm elections that he had claimed as a “big victory.” He erupted at his staff over media coverage of his decision to skip a ceremony honoring the military sacrifice of World War I.

The president also was angry and resentful over French President Emmanuel Macron’s public rebuke of rising nationalism, which Trump considered a personal attack. And that was after his difficult meeting with Macron, where officials said little progress was made as Trump again brought up his frustrations over trade and Iran.

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19 thoughts on “Five days of fury: Inside Trump’s Paris temper, election woes and staff upheaval

  1. Makes me feel all warm and bubbly inside knowing that this orange prick is coming unglued. Just wait, li’l Donny boy, it’s gonna get worse. (Let’s hope Trump doesn’t nuke France to work out his anger, though. You never know with this idiot.)

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  2. Resentful, sulk, angry, frustrated, testy and the other words here used to describe the US President’s demeanour in recent days, read more like the report card of a spoiled child. One worryingly powerful ill tempered brat, at that.
    Why the Prime Minister of the U.K. continues to fawn, sycophantically, over the POTUS baffles and concerns me in equal measure, a function of the general spinelessness of the U.K. Government, I guess.
    Your ship of state steers an erratic course because the helmsman is easily distracted. My ship of state steers an erratic course because it is rudderless.
    I fear that we may continue to live in interesting times, on both sides of the Pond, for the foreseeable future.

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    • Insightful and eloquent commentary! Yes, both nations are errant. These times we’re living in are interesting, but also very worrisome. How much worse can it get?

      I’m no expert on U.K. politics, but it appeared to me that Theresa May’s tenure as prime minister was shaky from the beginning and it has only gotten worse since. The reality of Brexit is an ongoing nightmare as is the fallout from austerity policies such as Universal Credit. Furthermore, it appears that the political leadership of Germany and France (i.e. the E.U.) has risen in prominence vis-à-vis that of the U.K.

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  3. We ain’t seen nothing yet! Without intervention, psychotic people do not get better. These are scary and strange times.

    “It’s as if half the country is deaf and blind, shouting and marching toward a cliff. The other half sees and hears everything in 3D and surround sound on an IMAX screen, with their arms out palms bent and heels dug in trying to prevent the crowd from running them over or pushing them off the cliff with them, trying to communicate but finding their own screams just echoing in their ears and head.

    Human decency, kindness and love have always been the solution, but we never learned to do the math.”

    An anonymous quote I got so where….

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