President Donald Trump once yelled that he hates everyone in the White House, according to a new report.
Sources who spoke to Vanity Fair added that the president has been "unstable" over recent weeks, particularly since September.
"I hate everyone in the White House! There are a few exceptions, but I hate them!" Trump allegedly once shouted at his bodyguard Keith Schiller, Vanity Fair reported.
Steve Bannon, who currently heads Breitbart News after leaving his White House position as Trump's chief political adviser, reportedly once told the president that he faced a risk of being removed from office under the 25th Amendment.
"What's that?" Trump reportedly asked in response.
The amendment enables the Cabinet and Congress to vote to remove a president if they deem the president to be incapable of discharging the duties of the office.
The fact that Trump-backed Senate candidate Luther Strange failed to win his Republican primary in Alabama also reportedly had an impact on the president.
"Alabama was a huge blow to his psyche," a source close to Trump told the magazine. "He saw the cult of personality was broken."
The comments were made public just days after Sen. Bob Corker told The New York Times in an interview that the White House functions like an "adult day care" center.
John Kelly, Trump's chief of staff, is reportedly trying to prevent the president from receiving direct calls from outside the White House and is restricting access to him. The Vanity Fair report also alleged that Kelly is making plans to limit Trump's meetings when the president next visits his Mar-a-Lago resort.
The White House has publicly rejected the suggestion that the administration is in crisis.
"The president's mood is good and his outlook on the agenda is is very positive," one official declared.
During a question-and-answer session with reporters on Oct. 11, Trump accused the media of reporting incorrect information about his presidency. He described an NBC report which suggested his aides had to dissuade him from calling for a tenfold increase in America's nuclear weapons as "pure fiction."
"People should look into it ... The press should speak more honestly," Trump said, according to The Washington Post. "I've seen tremendously dishonest press. It's not even a question of distortion."
Trump hinted that his administration might take action against broadcasters that he thinks are reporting false information.
"I know the capability that we have, believe me, and it is awesome, it is massive, and when they make up stories like that that's just made up," added Trump. "They have their sources that don't exist; in my opinion they don't exist. They make up the sources."
Sources: Vanity Fair, The Washington Post / Featured Image: Shealah Craighead/whitehouse.gov via Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Kuhlmann/securityconference.de via Wikimedia Commons, Whitehouse.gov/Wikimedia Commons