Trump runs his White Home — and the broader authorities — a lot in the identical approach he ran his eponymous firm. He has surrounded himself with a small internal circle crammed with a mixture of members of the family and folks prepared to inform him he’s all the time proper. He calls for whole loyalty from those that work for him and, as is the case with the historically unbiased Justice Division, fumes once they refuse to observe his orders to a “T.” He purposely — and publicly — contradicts individuals inside his personal administration as a solution to assert his dominance and maintain them on their toes.
Put one other approach: All it’s essential to find out about how Donald Trump views the presidency you may be taught by watching a single episode of “The Apprentice.”
What has develop into abundantly clear in Trump’s two-plus years on the job is that Washington and the presidency is not altering him. The truth is, it is the opposite approach round. (Keep in mind these golden days when the political world debated whether or not Trump would act extra “presidential” as soon as in workplace??)
Trump, extra so than some other fashionable president, has reshaped the norms governing what a president can — and will — do with the ability conveyed by the workplace. He has, amongst different issues, sought to discredit the concept of an unbiased media, devalued the concept of reality, threatened to shut the US’s southern border, stated that there was blame on either side for white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, attacked a cable TV host for her alleged facelift and on and on and on.
He is additionally repeatedly expressed disdain for the function of the legislative and judicial branches within the system of checks and balances. And expressed his admiration for the ability exerted by authoritarian dictators around the globe. By means of all of it, Trump has by no means understood — or cared to grasp — why what he says (and needs) would not simply occur.
The Level: Whether or not Trump wins a second time period in 2020 or not, his legacy would be the approach by which he modified how individuals take into consideration a) who must be president and b) how a president ought to act in workplace. Trump acts as if he has limitless energy to do no matter he needs in workplace — and assaults those that query that view. He may be the primary to see the workplace that approach, however he has ensured he will not be the final.