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A dark place

A dark place

by digby


Via the AP:

One of the president's confidants deemed Trump in "a dark place," seething about the long-lasting probe and the media's depiction of his White House under siege. Though long antagonistic toward the press, Trump's anger toward the media has only grown over the past month, as he has berated coverage of his Singapore and Helsinki summits, the possible prosecutorial cooperation of his former legal "fixer" Michael Cohen and the Mueller probe. 
After complaining about the tough questions he received from American reporters in Finland, Trump has largely steered clear of the mainstream media, instead opting for safer spaces like an interview with ally Rush Limbaugh this week. From the White House briefing room podium on Wednesday, Sanders declined to denounce the harassment of a CNN reporter during a Trump rally in Florida on Tuesday.

Josh Marshall has been speculating
that something specific has happened in the past couple of weeks that's set Trump off on his latest rampage. I wrote something similar a few days ago. Maybe it's just the confluence of Cohen's talk about Trump knowing about the Trump Tower meeting with new discussions about the interview and Manafort's trial. Or maybe it's something else entirely. But something's happening.