President Donald Trump is reportedly obsessed with finding the person within his White House who wrote the mysterious New York Times editorial attacking him.
Sources tell Vanity Fair’s Gabe Sherman that, despite an obsessive search for the author over the last week, Trump and his allies are now no closer to finding the mystery author.
This has made Trump even more paranoid than usual, say Sherman’s sources, who describe the president’s mood as being “obsessed,” “lathered,” and “freaked out.”
In fact, Donald Trump Jr. has told friends that he fears his father isn’t sleeping because he’s so obsessed with finding the author of the editorial.
“If you look at him the wrong way, he’ll spend the next hour thinking you wrote it,” one Republican source tells Sherman.
Desperate to find the author but without any concrete leads, Trump has instead resorted to regularly shaming White House staff members until one of them admits to writing the editorial, Sherman’s sources say.
“He’s going to continue to shame this person,” a person described as “close to Trump” tells Sherman. “The author will break under pressure or will eventually say, ‘f*ck it, it’s me.'”
Sherman also reports that Trump now only trusts a select few people in his White House: His own family members and aide Stephen Miller.