The mood inside the White House is “gloomy,” as President Donald Trump allocated his entire day to “executive time,” chatting with friends on the phone and watching TV news, reports the New York Times.
“For days, Mr. Trump’s advisers have warned him that the losses could be brutal, even as they have said that the Senate should be a bright spot. Advisers acknowledge that Mr. Trump has a problem with women voters as he begins his own re-election effort,” the paper reported.
Trump believes that he had “gone too far at times,” sources said.
White House staff is preparing to bolt—especially if Republican losses are bad.
“Multiple aides to Mr. Trump said they were bracing for a staff shake-up, particularly if the losses were massive. Some White House aides were already planning to take on roles with the Trump campaign,” the report said.