Asked what the internal game plan should be, one senior Trump administration official replied, “Keep him away from Twitter, dear God, keep him away from Twitter.”
“The president did this to himself,” the official added.
That sentiment reflects a general internal frustration with Trump’s tendency to shoot from the hip in tweets and public statements that are rarely vetted by his legal team and often undercut White House messaging on major issues.
Even Trump’s Aides Blame Him for Obstruction Probe: ‘President Did This to Himself’
Trump ‘shot himself in the foot again with this cockamamie scheme to get Mueller to play ball.’