This Will Not End Well

Gabriel Sherman – Vanity Fair:

At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a Twitter war. But now it’s clear that Bob Corker’s remarkable New York Times interview—in which the Republican senator described the White House as “adult day care” and warned Trump could start World War III—was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what several people close to the president have recently told me in private: that Trump is “unstable,” “losing a step,” and “unraveling.”

In recent days, I spoke with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president who seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods.

Talk of employing the Constitution’s 25th amendment, refusal to execute nuclear strike orders, and sequestering Mr. Trump from the public gives me the feeling this presidency will not end well for him.

Contrary to Roger Stone’s remarks, a Trump departure will end not in civil war, but civil relief. That’s a good ending for us.

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