Trump is facing a crisis of confidence and confidence crisis at the White House, where he is under constant assault from his enemies on the right and left.
He is losing confidence in his ability to lead the country, which he has repeatedly said he cannot do.
His approval ratings have dropped and the president is losing credibility with voters and the public, who have been frustrated with his inability to address the crises of the Trump era.
But he is not going to do anything to stop his own advisers from leaking to the press that the president has called them to order, including his own press secretary Sean Spicer, to go out and defend him, according to four sources who have worked closely with the president.
They said that Trump and his aides had been planning this strategy for months.
The strategy involves Trump having his staff and advisers meet with reporters and the media to defend him and his agenda and to call out leaks from inside the White the White house.
The administration has been reluctant to talk about the strategy publicly because it does not want to alienate its most loyal supporters, who feel they will be punished if they tell a bad story.
They are being told to go and defend Trump, according the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
The plan is to have Spicer come to the White and the President’s staff and staff members tell him to defend the president, the sources said.
It would be a risky strategy, and Trump would probably go along with it.
The White House does not comment on personnel matters, but one White House official said Spicer had been invited to meet with senior administration officials to discuss the strategy.
Trump has a reputation as a leader who does not back down from confrontation.
His allies have been warning him for months that his enemies were about to get their wish.
But when Trump said earlier this week that he would “totally destroy” North Korea if the regime continued its nuclear program, his supporters were ecstatic.
His aides have been working to keep the president on message, and to put him in a position to respond.
They believe he will be able to withstand the pressure and the threats.
But now that his advisers are taking a more direct approach, they are becoming less confident that he will.
“If the WhiteHouse tries to go after Spicer to defend Trump or his aides, the president would likely respond by not responding at all,” one senior White House aide said.
“The president is on the wrong track.”