Trump’s recent tweeting is pretty clearly a sign of precipitous decline in office. Since I (literally) wrote the book on unfiltered outsider Presidents (smile.amazon.com/Indispensable-…) this seems like the time for my first-ever Tweet storm:
Little if any of Trump’s behavior in office has been even slightly surprising. He is who he was before taking power. Corruption? Mismanagement? Erratic hiring and firing? Constant random outbursts of temper? Narcissistic boasting? Barely-coded racism? This is who he always was.
The big change has been the steady erosion of the buffers that have (more than most people appreciate) protected us from his worst traits. McMaster and even Tillerson pushed out, Kelly marginalized, etc. Trump is so awful that he makes even someone like Sessions look kind of good