After yesterday’s hellacious tete-a-tete-a-tete between President Donald Trump, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the broad consensus among pretty much everyone not named Jesse Watters was that Pelosi more or less handed the president his ass. And if you thought Trump would handle the low-key drubbing with the sort of grace and poise that befits the President of the United States, well, buddy, I hate to disappoint.
Speaking with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Tuesday evening, LA Times White House correspondent Eli Stokols reported that after Trump left his Oval Office meeting, he immediately threw the sort of fit a three year old might have in the cereal aisle after being told they’d be getting Cheerios instead of Lucky Charms.
He stormed out of the Oval, walked into an anteroom just off the Oval Office and had in his hand a folder of briefing papers. And he just scattered them out of frustration. Threw them across the room.
As Stokols continued, he painted a picture not of a president whining about having been out-maneuvered politically, but of Trump as a little pissy baby because Chuck Schumer was basically negging him.
“[Trump] expressed frustration to the people who were present mainly with Chuck Schumer. His old New York sparring buddy he felt got the better of him. Goaded him into it,” Stokols said. “[Trump] remarked about how Schumer wouldn’t make eye contact with the president and was actually looking back at the cameras as he was making comments to the president, but directing those comments to the camera. It frustrated the president more than what worried his aides.”
Anyway, just a fun little reminder that the commander in chief is a petulant child who has hissy fits and throws his toys when people aren’t nice to him. You needed that reminder, right?