President Donald Trump has backed himself into a “tight, lonely corner” as his legal troubles continue to mount, Axios reported on Saturday.
The report noted the public has turned against Trump, with 60 percent of Americans viewing the commander-in-chief unfavorably, while 63 percent support special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations into Russian collusion and obstruction of justice.
“Tensions with staff run high as ever,” Axios’ Mike Allen explained. “He has never been close to many of his top staffers, and this is more true than ever.”
Trump’s “allies are buckling” as longtime attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, National Enquirer publisher David Pecker and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg are all cooperating with investigators
The report noted New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman reported on the dynamic as, “his aides say he is behaving as if he is cornered.”
Amidst the White House chaos, Trump is still clinging to the hope that he could explain everything during an interview with special counsel investigators.
“The corner feels small, and he keeps being told the one big move he fantasizes about making — staring down Mueller under the bright lights, one on one — could destroy it all,” the report concluded.