The right-wing Wall Street Journal editorial page this week published an op-ed in which it backed up Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) assessment that the Trump White House is akin to an “adult daycare center.”
In particular, the editorial agreed with Corker that many people inside the White House see it as their patriotic duty to manage Trump and make sure he doesn’t do something rash that would harm America’s interests.
“Corker was expressing views that are widely held on Capitol Hill and even within the Trump Administration,” the editors write. “These men and women support the President’s policies, or at least most of them, and they remain in their jobs for the good of the cause and country. What they fear, and want to contain, are the President’s lack of discipline, short fuse, narcissism and habit of treating even foreign heads of state as if they are Rosie O’Donnell.”
Prior to becoming president, Trump notoriously feuded with Rosie O’Donnell, whom he dubbed a “fat pig” and “a real loser.”
The editors conclude by encouraging other Republican senators to “keep up” their efforts to hold Trump accountable, even while “understanding that doing so is difficult and might make them a target of the President’s wrath.”