Donald Trump lost the midterm elections. We must remember that he said that although his name was not on the ballot “you are voting for me.” Well, we did. We voted in what many consider one of the most important elections in a generation and we rejected Trump. As of the most recent reports a week after the election he lost 32 seats in the House and won just two more in the Senate. He did manage to influence the campaigns of three senators–Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. All three lost. And then he was praised for his hard work by Mitch McConnell whose support he has kept in spite of his bigotry, and his embarrassing performance on the world stages from Helsinki to Paris. The president, said McConnell, “clearly had a positive impact.” The trouble with that view is that he is giving aid and comfort to the president after he claimed victory in the midterm elections notwithstanding all the evidence to the contrary. And he performed poorly in France missing a visit to the commemoration that was the main reason for his trip–the remembrance of the end of World War I. He seemed angry and French President Macon helped to add to his woes when he said: “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.” Trump said that “There is no country more nationalist than France,” in a bizarre embrace of French extremism, of the kind Barry Goldwater embraced. Trump was visible troubled. And let’s consider what is happening now. There are reliable reports that the White House is in chaos and not just because the First Lady Melania Trump has asked for the resignation of a national security aide. Trump had to know in his back heart of hearts that he lost ground in the midterms and that every day since then he has lost more states to a “blue wave.” Now the legal fights around the country may give us different results in Georgia and Florida, but Trump is oddly blaming the Democrats for the confusion and the need to recount votes in some elections. Suburban women in Georgia are campaigning to have absentee ballots counted and in Florida there is manual recount because one machine overheated. There are pictures of dozens of members of the caravan that came from Honduras who seem to be climbing the wall into the waiting arms of the border patrol. Trump sent 9000 troops t stop the invasion that he used to attack immigrants prior to the election. All of the above, according to the most recent reports coming from Washington has affected The president’s mood at a time when he faces the departure of members of his cabinet, his Chief of Staff, and an aide who alienated the First Lady. Yes, every cabinet has changes after two years, but the departures of this cabinet and presidential aides will probably set a record in response to the craziness of the White House.