Trump's advisers open up about his current mental state: they're more worried now than before
President Donald Trump's aides and advisers are more worried than ever about the president.
"No one knows what to expect from him anymore," one former White House official said on condition of anonymity.
They added: "His mood changes from one minute to the next based on some headline or tweet, and the next thing you know his entire schedule gets tossed out the window because he's losing his s—."
About him giving false information during an impending hurricane emergency:
"People are used to the president saying things that aren't true, but this Alabama stuff is another story," the former official said. "This was the president sending out patently false information about a national-emergency situation as it was unfolding."
Trump complained out loud: "this nonsense has never happened to another President. Four days of corrupt reporting, still without an apology."
"He's deteriorating in plain sight," one Republican strategist said.
Asked if the president was more worried about Alabama than the states actually hit, the strategist said: "you should ask a psychiatrist about that; I'm not sure I'm qualified to comment."
Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, also is concerned about his mental state and has said so publicly before.
"I think the president is in severe mental decline, and I'm not saying that now because I'm a political adversary or I disavowed him. I'm saying that objectively just looking at what's going on," Scaramucci said at the Toronto Global Forum.
One insider close to Trump's legal team: He's "nothing compared to what he's like behind closed doors."
"He's like a bull seeing red," this person added. "There's just no getting through to him, and you can kiss your plans for the day goodbye because you're basically stuck looking after a 4-year-old now."