It is becoming more obvious that he will be a President in title only. He has no interest in how to craft legislation, and has expressed that himself. Trump is only concerned in the ends, and not the means. The responsibilities of legislation and policy will fall largely on Pence, Ryan and McConnell. The American people have effectively elected a ball of putty that will be molded by the conflict taking place between establishment Republicans and the Alt-right.
What could be most disturbing is that one of Trump’s biggest concerns is still being able to hold rallies like the ones he had on the campaign trail. He wants to exclusively communicate with the base of support he cultivated over the campaign. He doesn’t seem to realize that now he is responsible for ALL Americans, including that majority that didn’t support him.
His campaign advisors have kept him sheltered for the last 18 months from the barbs of Americans who feel threatened and endangered by his rhetoric and honestly, from the facts in general.
He seems overwhelmed and unprepared for the backlash against him and unaware of the intensity of his own supporters. In his 60 Minutes interview he meekly spoke to his supporters in response to their harassment of minorities after the election:
“Stop it. If it, if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: Stop it.”
Hopefully he’ll have stronger words for ISIS and hackers when he is confronted with them.