Chuck Todd, the political director for NBC News, said Donald Trump’s early-morning tweet storm shows he’s not doing well emotionally — and that’s a real problem for a man this close to becoming president.
The Republican presidential nominee woke up before dawn Friday — 38 days until the Nov. 8 election and as USA Today warned voters against him — and began smearing a former Miss Universe he has bullied for decades.
Todd found his behavior troubling — but hardly surprising.
“On the day that USA Today calls him unfit for the presidency, he wakes up at 3 in the morning, and starts attacking this civilian again,” Todd said.
“This is a pattern for him,” Todd continued. “When he gets into a bad place — and he is in a bad place right now — there is clearly discord in the campaign, the campaign staff’s not happy with him, he’s not happy that they’ve leaked stories — so there’s some anger there.”
Todd expressed concern for Trump’s emotional well-being and his temperament.
“He is an unhappy man — and when he is, he lashes out,” Todd said.