Three groups from whom one would expect general support of the President of the United States yesterday told the current occupant of that office to stop behaving like an ass:
It’s far too early to know whether they mark a turning point in how people who have been at least nominally supportive of the president will approach him in the future, but Trump ought not to be dismissive of their significance. The critiques may not change the president’s behavior, but as a marker of the rising concern about the president even from allies, they couldn’t have been more obvious.
The first of the three came from Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), the generally even-tempered chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
In terse language, Grassley made clear that he would not consider holding confirmation hearings for a replacement [Attorney General] any time this year. That would leave the Justice Department in the hands of Rod J. Rosenstein, the career prosecutor who is now deputy attorney general and someone who also has earned Trump’s disrespect for having appointed Mueller.
The other rebukes came from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ("you can't order a policy change via tweet") and the Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America.
You just can't make this stuff up.