Donald Trump points to the sun as he arrives to view the solar eclipse. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump is under a lot of stress right now, and you should feel bad for him, friends say

Eric Trump says that POTUS' stress would make regular people "end up killing" themselves


Charlie May
August 31, 2017 5:48PM (UTC)

As President Donald Trump continues to look around and wonder when things are "going to get better," his son Eric is also trying to get America to feel bad for his father, the leader of the free world, who apparently is in pretty bad mental shape.

"If they weren’t talking about you, you wouldn’t be doing something right, and it’s important to keep it in context. Otherwise, quite frankly, you’d probably end up killing yourself out of depression," Eric Trump told iHeartRadio host Joe Pags. "But he’s doing a great job."

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"It’s the media, the mainstream media, who does not want [President Trump] to succeed," Trump said, adding that the government doesn't want him to succeed, either. "No matter what he does, he’s going to get hit, and listen, I think you have to tune it out."

On Wednesday, a source close to President Trump told Politico that the president's mindset over the past weeks — in which the president botched a statement condemning violence caused by neo-Nazis, held a half-baked rally in Texas while the state was flooded and then moved quickly to a ridiculous tax reform rally while the state was still underwater (while lying about being there "firsthand," and has been moving the U.S. closer to a potential nuclear war with North Korea — has been "the worst it’s ever been." The source added that the president isn't properly respected or feared by Congress — whom he's battled on Twitter constantly. The source added that the president — who used to routinely bash President Barack Obama — "feels like this is not what he signed up for, and his accomplishments are being underplayed."

Oh yeah, and there are questions about how the president "signed up for" his position, and with whom he may have worked in order to get there.

In June, Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and one of his most trusted advisors, went on a pity tour and appeared on her father's favorite cable news show, "Fox & Friends" to explain that she has never seen such "viciousness."

"There’s a level of viciousness that I was not expecting," she said. "I was not expecting the intensity of this experience. But this isn’t supposed to be easy."

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Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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