“He’s just a bull carrying his own china shop with him whenever he travels the world,” presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said.
“Trump needs adulation, so heading into the midterms, holding these rallies, he was cheered and it became narcissistic fuel to his engine,” Brinkley said. “After the midterm, it’sthe sober dawn of the morning.”
Ondertussen kopt de L.A. Times: “Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties”:
But his mood apparently has changed as he has taken measure of the electoral backlash that voters delivered Nov. 6. With the certainty that the incoming Democratic House majority will go after his tax returns and investigate his actions, and the likelihood of additional indictments by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, Trump has retreated into a cocoon of bitterness and resentment, according to multiple administration sources.
With Trump lashing out in every direction, it’s no wonder that most staffers are trying to avoid him. Yes, they’re all holed up in the one place he’ll never go: a salad bar.