Trump rages at two senators from his own party before 7 a.m.


Angry and isolated, Trump remains consumed with Charlottesville, and wallowing in self-pity.

As he awoke Thursday morning and found himself more isolated than any time this year and more isolated than any president in recent memory, Donald Trump took to Twitter for a pity party. Of course.

Lashing out at fellow Republican, as well as the press, Trump remains completely consumed with the deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. But he’s only consumed with himself, and how he feels he’s been badly treated in the wake of his public flip-flopping on who was to blame for the street chaos.

He’s consumed with all the blame he’s getting for singling out “both sides.” And he’s clearly feeling bruised by watching longtime allies abandon him — allies in big business, in the military, and in his own party.

But it’s not fake news. Everyone can watch the video of Trump’s Tuesday afternoon temper tantrum press conference inside Trump Tower, or they can read the transcript. Trump unequivocally gave cover to the white nationalist movement in America and praised how some “very fine people” had gathered in Virginia for the white supremacy rally.

Trump then turned his ire on fellow Republicans — Republicans who have, despite their criticism of him, supported him and his agenda with their votes.

The fact is, the GOP remains in complete shock of Trump’s stunning performance and terrified about facing the midterm election cycle with a party leader who, incredibly, is viewed as being pro-Nazi.

No issue to date — not the offensive Trump outbursts, the vindictive policy initiatives, the incompetent West Wing staff — has caused loyalist Republicans to doubt Trump’s fitness for office the way recent days have. Yes, many Republicans are still hiding behind passive, overly timid statements about Charlottesville — statements that fail to call the president out by name. But for a party that has put up with endless Trump outrages, this one feels different.

That’s why Fox News' Shepard Smith announced on Wednesday that he couldn’t get any Republicans to appear on his show to discuss the state of the presidency.

White House insiders can sense the seismic shift. “The president’s top advisers described themselves as stunned, despondent and numb. Several said they were unable to see how Mr. Trump’s presidency would recover, and others expressed doubts about his capacity to do the job,” The New York Times reports.

Everyone is sprinting away form Trump and his toxic comments. All five branches of the armed services chiefs — of the Army, the Air Force, the Navy, the Marines and the National Guard Bureau — posted statements on social media forcefully condemning white supremacy and racism.

Meanwhile, fellow business leaders continue to express their shock and anger and Trump, and now insist they want nothing to do with the White House or its agenda.

Everywhere Trump turns he sees open, defiant resistance. When he announced a campaign rally in Phoenix next week, the city’s mayor stepped forward and urged Trump to stay away.

So now Trump sulks, completely isolated.