I am having a real hard time feeling any sympathy.

Courtesy of Politico:

President Trump doesn’t think House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry should get any media coverage.

Meanwhile, he’s ravenously consuming news about the subject — primarily through a friendly lens. From the Oval Office to the White House residence to Air Force One, he’s closely tracking how Republican members of Congress are digesting the latest revelations on his handling of Ukraine, and monitoring their statements for any sign of hesitation or perceived disloyalty.

“We’re getting fucking killed,” Trump often gripes — a complaint about media coverage that is escalating in volume and frequency amid the impeachment probe, according to a Republican close to the White House. “He does make that comment literally every day.”

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Trump is especially frustrated that the depositions by current and former officials — which have taken place behind closed doors, but nonetheless have leaked in some detail to reporters — “have to be covered at all,” according to a senior White House official.

“We should have no speculative coverage of what’s going on inside these private briefings, according to the very people who keep it private,” said another White House official. “Either let everybody see what’s happening as it happens or keep your mouth shut.”

Of course, as we know a number of the upcoming hearings are going to be public so Trump will get his wish, though I doubt he will enjoy the outcome.

Trump likes to get his impeachment updates from Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, “Fox and Friends,” Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro because they are total suckups who sugarcoat everything and make it more palatable to the giant orange baby. 

In the words of one former White House official:

“He likes all these guys on Hannity who are beating the shit out of the left,”

Make no mistake Trump may enjoy the reporting from Fox News and rightwing media outlets, but he still monitors what is reported by real journalists working for actual news organizations. 

And in response he tweets out his frustrations.


Oh yeah, he’s losing it.

But he is right about one thing.

He is most definitely getting fucking killed as more and more information comes out. 

(Not literally of course.)