Since leaving the White House, Donald Trump's inner circle is diminishing, according to MSNBC's Steve Benen who was citing a report from the New York Times that says that Trump Tower in Manhattan is not the same place as when he left it for the presidency.
"Many of his longtime employees are gone. So are most of the family members who once worked there with him and some of the fixtures of the place, like his former lawyer Michael D. Cohen, who have since turned on him," the New York Times reported on Saturday. "Mr. Trump works there, mostly alone, with two assistants and a few body men. His political operation has also dwindled to a ragtag team of former advisers who are still on his payroll, reminiscent of the bare-bones cast of characters that helped lift a political neophyte to his unlikely victory in 2016. Most of them go days or weeks without interacting with Mr. Trump in person."
Ultimately, as Benen writes, Team Trump is "noticeably short on team members."
"It's an open question as to why the former president is isolated," Benen writes. "Indeed, after raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the wake of his defeat, Trump should have the resources necessary to assemble an impressive crew. At least for now, that hasn't happened."
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