NPR’s National Security Correspondent Mary Louise Kelly said she had spoken to a White House official on Wednesday, who succinctly described a scene of chaos. “I just reached somebody inside the White House today and asked them to describe, what’s the mood like in there? What’s going on in the halls?” ” Kelly told the NPR Politics Podcast. “And this official said, it is an absolute effing trainwreck”
Ms Kelly also described “a lot of empty desks in the basement of the West Wing,” which is where senior members of the National Security Council usually reside, after many abandoned their roles after clashing with the Trump administration.