Four-star Army general warns: Trump's 'ability to do harm' is growing


Retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey is warning the country that Trump is unraveling before our eyes.

Trump has entered a dangerous phase of volatility as a maelstrom of scandals and incompetence consume his presidency. And his erratic and unhinged behavior has even retired four-star General Barry McCaffrey sounding the alarm.

Speaking to the Washington Post, McCaffrey was unequivocal in his dire assessment of the Trump presidency.

"I think the president is starting to wobble in his emotional stability and this is not going to end well," he said.

"Trump’s judgment is fundamentally flawed, and the more pressure put on him and the more isolated he becomes, I think, his ability to do harm is going to increase," he added.

The Post reported that aides have described "an air of anxiety and volatility" at the White House, "with an uncontrollable commander in chief at its center."

Trump reportedly "fumes in private" that every time he looks at cable news coverage, the headlines are about one of the multiple scandals engulfing him and his inner circle. And he has reportedly been telling his friends that he's "uncertain about whom to trust" in his own administration.

Over just the past week, the situation in the White House has grown exponentially more disarrayed. There was the departure of communications director Hope Hicks, a day after she told congressional investigators about lies she has told on his behalf. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was caught spending lavishly on furniture for his office.

There was Trump's hastily arranged announcement of tariffs that would raise the costs of many goods. And his petulant threat of a trade war against the U.S. auto industry.

And then Trump himself was brought to heel in a one-on-one meeting with the NRA that changed his tone on teenagers buying semiautomatic weapons.

And he is clearly worried about the future of his presidency. Iowa voters received glossy propaganda pamphlets touting all of Trump's supposed "accomplishments" to fend off primary challengers.

Trump's administration is a mess, and his own mental state is reportedly no better. It all serves as a stark reminder that most people did not choose him for the job for which is so clearly unfit.

And figures like McCaffrey are clearly worried that Trump's incompetence and lust for combat could drag the nation into even more dangerous territory.