US President Donald Trump is reportedly feeling the pressures of office.
US President Donald Trump is reportedly feeling the pressures of office. Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Trump not happy, not trusting

DONALD Trump is an angry man who has gained weight and distrusts those around him.

And Mr Trump has also discovered being President of the US is not an easy or natural fit.

According to CNN, the President distrusts a lot of people around him and was "in a pretty glum mood” when he left for his first foreign trip earlier this month.

And he's far from happy since his return to the White House.

One source close to the President told CNN: "He now lives within himself, which is a dangerous place for Donald Trump to be.

"I see him emotionally withdrawing. He's gained weight. He doesn't have anybody whom he trusts.”

The source also said Mr Trump had reportedly claimed his trip was too long and that he wasn't looking forward to it.

Mr Trump's nine-day journey was packed with engagements in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City, Brussels and Italy and he received a warm welcome at first.

However, Ivo Daalder, a former US ambassador to NATO in the Obama administration, told USA Today the trip really didn't go down well with some leaders.

"I think what grates on European leaders is the sense that he does not treat them as equals, let alone as allies,” he said.

"He approaches them in this confrontational way, in an attempt to constantly get a better deal out of them.”

Mr Trump has returned to the US as the controversy over Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign continues, with son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner now part of the counter-intelligence investigation.

The Kushner investigation comes as the fallout over the sacking of FBI Director James Comey continues and has the President facing an uphill battle over healthcare reforms.

Mr Trump also faces a test of whether he will now listen to those around him with the President often receiving conflicting advice, CNN reported.

"He only really listens when he's down in the dumps,” the source said.