Republicans may be having a sh*tty time dealing with Donald Trump, but there are people who have it way worse – his own lawyers.
Since the beginning of his presidential campaign, Trump’s lawyers have had to defend his multiple scandals and now they’re being worked even harder thanks to the constantly developing Russian scandal that is plaguing Trump’s presidency. The situation is bad enough as it is, and their client makes it even harder.
Trump is the client that no one wants, because he’s an absolute nightmare. This is apparently common sense in the legal world, as four top law firms already refused to work with him. One lawyer reportedly explained why he would never work with Trump:
The guy won’t pay and he won’t listen.”
Sounds about right. According to the Washington Post, things are TENSE between Trump and his lawyers right now as he makes their job near impossible:
He won’t follow instructions. After one meeting in which they urged Trump to steer clear of a certain topic, he sent a tweet about that very theme before they arrived back at their office.
He won’t compartmentalize. With aides, advisers and friends breezing in and out of the Oval Office, it is not uncommon for the president to suddenly turn the conversation to Russia — a subject that perpetually gnaws at him — in a meeting about something else entirely.
It’s no secret that Trump’s behavior – particularly on social media – is not something that can be controlled or reigned in. The Republican Party learned this a long time ago, and now his lawyers must accept it. It’s more than likely that Trump’s attorneys wanted him to shut up about Russia and the FBI’s “witch hunt”, advice that he has violated constantly.
If Trump’s erratic, uncooperative behavior wears his legal team down and they abandon him during his time of need, he’s going to have quite an issue finding a replacement. Trump makes himself so hard to rescue, it’s almost like he wants to be impeached.
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