Amid swirling revelations surrounding his eldest son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer and cascading reports of infighting in the White House, President Donald Trump pushed back on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
"The W.H. is functioning perfectly, focused on HealthCare, Tax Cuts/Reform & many other things," Trump wrote, adding, "I have very little time for watching T.V."
Several media outlets have reported that Trump has been fuming over the news coverage regarding Donald Trump Jr., and has been spending considerable time watching cable news programs. White House aides have been blaming each other in anonymous comments to reporters as more leaks hurt the administration’s ability to focus on its agenda.
One adviser to the president told POLITICO that many in the White House were completely blindsided by the New York Times’ latest revelations. "None of them knew anything about Donald Trump Jr.’s meetings," the adviser said.
Next on Trump’s agenda is a trip to France for Bastille Day, where he will hold bilateral talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, who has been critical of Trump.