Although President Donald Trump has been trying to maintain composure in public about his mounting legal woes, behind the scenes he is reportedly furious that he is being left to twist in the wind by his own allies.
Sources tell NBC News that Trump “has been on a days-long tirade” and has been bitterly complaining that “no one around him is doing anything to stop” the legal jeopardy he faces.
According to NBC’s sources, Trump is angry about a large number of developments, including “the threat of a Democratic House with subpoena power, an array of looming congressional investigations, multiple intensifying federal probes, a botched effort to find a new chief of staff and a potential partial government shutdown over a lack of funding for his top campaign promise — a border wall.”
NBC also says that Trump has confided in friends that he is “alarmed” at the prospect of getting impeached by a Democratic Congress next year, even though he’s publicly insisted that he’s not worried about it.
Trump has been withdrawing more from the public eye this week as scandals continue to swirl around his administration. The president reportedly didn’t show up to work until noon on Wednesday, and on Thursday he abruptly cancelled the annual White House Christmas party for members of the media.