TOM BOGGIONI , RAWSTORY|AIWA! NO!|Deep down in a report on Donald Trump’s spiral into anger and isolation in the White House as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his administration closes in, the New York Times reports that the president’s relationship with his closest family members is collapsing.
According to the Times, Trump has been telling close associates he feels “totally and completely abandoned,” and that no one is on his side, while also privately confiding some on the White House are working against him — including son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The report states Trump’s relationship with his kids “has grown more removed and that he feels he does not have a friend in the White House.”
The president reportedly disagrees with Kushner and Ivanka Trump “much of the time,” but is unable to tell them “no” and has used outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly to do his dirty work — which led to strained relations and may be a contributing factor behind his imminent departure.
According to the Times, the embattled Trump is also abandoning his longtime friends, Mr. Trump has spent far less time lately with older friends at White House events, appearing briefly for pictures to be taken before heading upstairs instead of mingling.