As has long been predicted, now that President Trump is cornered and can feel Special Counsel Robert Mueller moving ever closer to adding his name to an indictment, he’s ready to toss everyone else under the bus in a desperate attempt to save his own ass.
Vanity Fair reports that Trump is now lashing out at his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and saying Kushner is to blame for the entire Russia fiasco which now threatens to end Trump’s presidency.
According to the new report from VF:
“Until now, Robert Mueller has haunted Donald Trump’s White House as a hovering, mostly unseen menace. But by securing indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and a surprise guilty plea from foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, Mueller announced loudly that the Russia investigation poses an existential threat to the president. ‘Here’s what Manafort’s indictment tells me: Mueller is going to go over every financial dealing of Jared Kushner and the Trump Organization,’ said former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg. ‘Trump is at 33 percent in Gallup. You can’t go any lower. He’s fucked.’”
Trump has recently placed calls to his former top adviser, Steve Bannon, asking for advice and guidance:
“Speaking to Steve Bannon on Tuesday, Trump blamed Jared Kushner for his role in decisions, specifically the firings of Mike Flynn and James Comey, that led to Mueller’s appointment, according to a source briefed on the call. When Roger Stone recently told Trump that Kushner was giving him bad political advice, Trump agreed, according to someone familiar with the conversation. ‘Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history,’ Nunberg said. ‘I’m only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress.’”
That’s right, Jared: You gave “daddy” the wrong advice and now he’s pissed off. Prepare to be fed to the wolves, son.
And Bannon is also reportedly afraid that Trump’s days in office are numbered:
“Bannon’s sense of urgency is being fueled by his belief that Trump’s hold on power is slipping. The collapse of Obamacare repeal, and the dimming chances that tax reform will pass soon—many Trump allies are deeply pessimistic about its prospects—have created the political climate for establishment Republicans to turn on Trump. Two weeks ago, according to a source, Bannon did a spitball analysis of the Cabinet to see which members would remain loyal to Trump in the event the 25th Amendment were invoked, thereby triggering a vote to remove the president from office. Bannon recently told people he’s not sure if Trump would survive such a vote.”
Orange Donnie is scared and in panic mode. Maybe he just needs to go ahead and resign. And perhaps Jared needs to start looking for a new residence on a deserted island.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org