It's been two weeks; 14 days, 206 weeks to go. A strange string of events driven by a swirl of pre-casted and drafted orders, and other agenda items. One would think with all of the preparation time available, that he roll out of the new administration would have been better executed and more professional, but it has not been. In the short time that has elapsed, it is becoming apparent that the new president will only be performing when he reaches into his bag of of executive orders and nominees. Mr. Trump is finding himself over his head. He sees that he is inept, incurious, and unprepared for the job. The only reason he is where he is is because of his need for revenge; to be accepted as a person of power and to be adored by crowds of people. Well the crowds are not that great, and the only crowds seem to be protesting his presence. He is a lonely person....all by himself in that big house. He really does not seem to be concerned about what the job requires, only about the prestige of the job. He has no close friends, and the only thing that keeps him going his his brand name and his narcissistic ego. He did not even seem to see any need to be in the Situation Room down stairs in the basement to observe HIS botched Yemeni raid. He was up in tweeting after watching Arnold on TV. Because of the lack of presidential character, and the void created by his insecurity, his need for acceptance and being loved has been filled by a manipulator like Vladimir Putin (who may also have some old KGB tricks over Donald's head). Steve Bannon is the guy down at the end of WH hallway who fills Trump's ego tank as needed. Truth be told, Trump is Bannon's Boy Toy. As such, Bannon's agenda becomes Trump's story line, and the teleprompter, executive orders, and nominees are of Bannon's creation. The White House is being run by Steve Bannon. To get a more genteel version of what I just wrote, here is Ryan Lissa of the NY Times:
H. L. Mencken
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H. L. Mencken