Could it be that Trump’s recent slew of executive orders was the result of poor lighting? The New York Times reports that Trump has been holding meetings in the dark and aides “cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room”. Visitors have to test various doorknobs before they can find the right one to exit the room. The publication—which sheds light on the inner-workings of the White House—reports that Trump retires to his residence in the evening to vent angrily on Twitter. The 70-year-old often roams the White House late at night with only his security chief for company. Trump’s current wife, Melania, and youngest son, Baron, remain in New York.
The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
Until a few days ago, Trump felt his Presidency was going quite well till the bad headlines appeared (Trump has been heavily criticised for his immigration ban, and more recently, his remarks about Putin). Trump for the first time is not surrounded by supporters, misses the validation and is weighed down by the protests against his administration.
The pressures of running a nation mean that Trump does not have enough time to monitor the news and his brand. But, at the end of the day, he makes it a point to circle the unflattering headlines about himself with a permanent marker. Sean Spicer—the White House Political Secretary and Communications Director for Trump— is monitored by the President himself and is offered praise or criticism regularly.
Trump is also reportedly obsessed with decor— he asks his staff to schedule as many televised meetings in the Oval Office as possible. This may explain why we have seen so many images of Trump at his desk in the recent past. The President also shows visitors around the White House highlighting the little tweaks he’s made.
The failing @nytimes was forced to apologize to its subscribers for the poor reporting it did on my election win. Now they are worse!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2017
Trump is understandingly unhappy about NYT’s revelations and the American public is not too pleased as well. President Trump’s disapproval rating is now at 53 percent, a new low for someone who has been in office for only two weeks.