President Trump has been "freaking out" and is "feeling cornered" after he finally realizes that he has lost the House.
According to MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, he did not understand that the Democrats taking over the House means that he will be forced to hand over documents if needed and that a Republican majority in the Congress does not give him ultimate power.
“I don’t think the president completely understood what losing the House meant,” Brzezinski said. “I think he thought, well, the Senate is bigger … or more higher level. I don’t think he understood that he actually has to hand over his tax returns if compelled, that he has to answer. [...] He has nowhere else to go. I don’t think he fully understood that. It’s happening now, he’s getting it.”
“I think he’s only now beginning to understand the full scope of how much his power has been diminished and why he’s weaker today than he’s ever been in Washington, D.C.,” Joe Scarborough added.
“The pattern of his personality was that he was freaking out, waiting by the phone and pacing around and losing his temper because he was feeling cornered,” Brzezinski said. “So what happens next? This White House is looking increasingly exposed. They’re not able to keep a lot covered up, and it appears cornered, and we’ve seen what that looks like. It’s not good.”
Since the midterms, Trump has seemed increasingly panicked and has lashed out at staff, politicians and even the media.
MSNBC has reported that the president has retreated into a "cocoon of bitterness" according to White House aides.