Trump: 'No Chaos' in White House; 'Only Great Energy'

Susan Jones | March 6, 2018 | 8:21am EST
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President Trump crosses the West Colonnade of the White House in January 2018. (Photo: White House/D. Myles Cullen)

( - Reacting to liberal media claims of "chaos" in the Trump White House, President Trump fired off a tweet Tuesday morning:

"The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House. Wrong! People will always come & go, and I want strong dialogue before making a final decision. I still have some people that I want to change (always seeking perfection). There is no Chaos, only great Energy!" he wrote.

The chaos narrative gained traction last week, with the resignation of Trump's communications director and close aide Hope Hicks; Trump's latest criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions; and reports that his son-in-law Jared Kushner has lost his top-secret security clearance; and reports that White House economic adviser Gary Cohn might resign over Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

The Washington Post titled its "chaos" story as "'Pure Madness': Dark days inside the White House as Trump shocks and rages."

According to the article:

Inside the White House, aides over the past week have described an air of anxiety and volatility — with an uncontrollable commander in chief at its center.

These are the darkest days in at least half a year, they say, and they worry just how much farther President Trump and his administration may plunge into unrest and malaise before they start to recover. As one official put it: “We haven’t bottomed out.”

Trump is now a president in transition, at times angry and increasingly isolated. He fumes in private that just about every time he looks up at a television screen, the cable news headlines are trumpeting yet another scandal. He voices frustration that son-in-law Jared Kushner has few on-air defenders. He revives old grudges. And he confides to friends that he is uncertain about whom to trust.

According to the Post, Trump’s "ominous moods manifested themselves last week in his zigzagging positions on gun control; his shock trade war that jolted markets and was opposed by Republican leaders and many in his own administration; and his roiling feud of playground insults with Attorney General Jeff Sessions."

The report said Trump's friends are "increasingly concerned about his well-being, worried that the president’s obsession with cable commentary and perceived slights is taking a toll on the 71-year-old. 'Pure madness,' lamented one exasperated ally."

In several other tweets on Tuesday morning, President Trump prodded Democrats to make a deal on DACA; he highlighted a headline on the Drudge Report saying the USA is set to be the world's largest oil producer ("We are getting it done - jobs and security!" he tweeted; and he noted that North Korea's Kim John-un is hosting envoys from South Korea for the first time since taking power.

Trump also retweeted that Fox News has 15 of the top 20 shows, while "CNN has become totally irrelevant, down 19% from last year with only 1 show in the Top 25."

And the president joked: "Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!"

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