Morning Jolt: The Beginning of the End for Trump’s Presidency

On the menu today: We're in the last month of the Trump presidency. The unnamed White House sources sound really worried in their leaks, but apparently, they're not worried enough to go on the record yet. If the president wants to spend his final weeks in office engaging in self-destructive acts, that's his choice, I suppose.

Anonymous Quotes Lose Their Power

I'm not sure how much good it does for White House staffers to say, on background to reporters, that they are deeply concerned by the president's mental state. If you really think the president of the United States is nuts or about to do something terrible, you probably ought to put your name on the accusation. Are these people who fear he's gone nuts still hoping to have a good recommendation from Trump after his term ends?

What is anyone else in or out of government supposed to do, in response to quotes from unnamed White House officials suggesting the president is losing his marbles? "We've got to impeach this guy, a month before he leaves office, based upon what anonymous sources are saying?"

Judging from the White House press corps, Trump is ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY December 22 2020
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY December 22 2020
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The Beginning of the End for Trump's Presidency

On the menu today: We're in the last month of the Trump presidency. The unnamed White House sources sound really worried in their leaks, but apparently, they're not worried enough to go on the record yet. If the president wants to spend his final weeks in office engaging in self-destructive acts, that's his choice, I suppose.

Anonymous Quotes Lose Their Power

I'm not sure how much good it does for White House staffers to say, on background to reporters, that they are deeply concerned by the president's mental state. If you really think the president of the United States is nuts or about to do something terrible, you probably ought to put your name on the accusation. Are these people who fear he's gone nuts still hoping to have a good recommendation from Trump after his term ends?

What is anyone else in or out of government supposed to do, in response to quotes from unnamed White House officials suggesting the president is losing his marbles? "We've got to impeach this guy, a month before he leaves office, based upon what anonymous sources are saying?"

Judging from the White House press corps, Trump is ...   READ MORE

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