Not since Richard Nixon started talking to the portraits on the walls of the West Wing has a president seemed so alone against the world. One source -- who is a presidential ally -- is worried, really worried. The source says this past week is "different," that advisers are scared the President is spiraling, lashing out, just out of control. For example: Demanding to hold a public session where he made promises on trade tariffs before his staff was ready, not to mention willing. "This has real economic impact," says the source, as the Dow dropped 420 points after the President's news Thursday. "Something is very wrong." Even by Trumpian standards, the chaos and the unraveling at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are a stunning -- and recurring -- problem. "Morale is as bad as it's ever been," says another source familiar with the situation inside the White House, "The good people are being driven crazy."
House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) lashed out at "the left" on Fox News Saturday after being mocked by CBS The Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Friday night. Colbert derided the Fresno Republican as a "failed clone of Steve Carrell" during a trip to DC investigate the dueling memos issued by Intel Chair Nunes and ranking member Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA). Following Colbert's "investigation of the investigators" segment, Fox News personality Neil Cavuto asked Nunes about Colbert's comedy sketch. "Yeah well, I think this is the danger that we have in this country, this is an example of it," Nunes warned. "So the left controls not only the universities in the country, but also control Hollywood in this country, and the mainstream media, so conservatives in this country are under attack and I think this is a great example of it, so I hope they'll continue to do it."
President Trump is reportedly cutting back on junk food as part of a new diet. The president, who frequently drinks Diet Coke and eats cheeseburgers, is taking recent doctor recommendations seriously, three people familiar with Trump's diet told Bloomberg News on Friday. Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson said after Trump's first physical exam as president in January that Trump was in overall "excellent" health. But the doctor's report also revealed that the 239-pound president is one pound away from being considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's body mass index calculator.
According to AL.com, former Judge Roy Moore is lamenting that he is financially strapped and struggling to pay his legal bills as he faces a lawsuit filed against him by one of the women who accused him of sexually assaulting her. Currently facing a defamation lawsuit filed by Leigh Corfman, one of the women who said Moore had sexual contact with her when she was a teen, Moore has been attempting to raise money for his defense. Moore is now finding out that he is yesterday's news now that the election is over and his followers -- along with their wallets -- have disappeared. "I'm sure that you cannot imagine how this has taken a toll on my wife, my children, and even my friends," he explained. "My resources have been depleted and I have struggled to make ends meet, but I have not lost my faith in our God, who is our true source of strength and will never leave or forsake us."
Police identified the man taken into custody on Wednesday after allegedly firing a handgun in a Georgia High School as 53-year-old social studies teacher Jesse Randal Davidson. Davidson, who has worked at Dalton High School since 2004 and doubles as the play-by-play announcer for its football games, allegedly fired a shot in his classroom after barricading himself inside, Dalton Police spokesman Bruce Frazier told reporters shortly after the incident. No children were wounded in the shooting but one student did suffer an ankle injury as she tried to evacuate in the ensuing chaos, police said.