Behind Closed Doors, Trump Is Childishly Mocking Lawmakers (TWEETS)

President Donald Trump is seemingly losing whatever little impulse control he had before, behaving in childish ways behind closed doors.

Axios reports that Trump has taken to mimicking the mannerisms of some top lawmakers he has been at odds with in recent weeks, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. John McCain.

The president apparently slumps his shoulders and purposely looks lethargic while mocking McConnell. And with McCain, Trump derisively imitates the Arizona Republican’s “thumbs-down” move that he did during a vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act earlier this summer.

Trump placed most of the blame for the Senate’s failure to pass repeal-and-replace legislation for Obamacare squarely on McCain. In a radio interview on Monday, Trump said, “You can call it what you want, but that’s the only reason we don’t have it, because of John McCain.”

This is not unfamiliar ground for Trump, who has also used public settings and social media to ridicule those who criticize him.

Earlier this summer, for example, Trump tweeted about Mika Brzezinski, making fun of her appearance and calling her crazy.

The president has also taken to calling North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Un “Rocket Man,” which is precisely what you shouldn’t do to a foreign leader when you’re trying to de-escalate tensions between nuclear powers:

Most notably, Trump continues to mock his Democratic opponent from last fall Hillary Clinton, whom he still derisively calls “crooked” more than 10 months after the election.

And we cannot forget the time that Trump, during his presidential campaign, mocked a disabled reporter who cast doubt on Trump’s claims that thousands of Muslims were celebrating when the Twin Towers fell on 9/11:

Trump’s temperament is more suitable for a kindergarten classroom than in the office that he currently resides within. The latest reports of him mocking Republican leaders in Congress only confirms what we already know about him: that Trump is incapable of having a mature attitude about those who disagree with him.

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