Donald Trump has no idea what he's in for.
"The president has a modus operandi: He hits back, he strikes back, he's very impulsive at times. He likes to be authentic. It's worked for him for decades, his reputation, his brand, his candidacy," Ruddy said. "The problem is he's moved into a different position and that hasn't fully sank in yet. He's not speaking for Donald Trump and his company. He's speaking as the leader of the free world."
He's already shown it, with his tweets, his refusal to leave his businesses behind, his inaugural address which Josh Marshall rightly called a Xerox of a campaign speech. But I mean it literally.
Obama was a terrible president who shepherded the American economy through a weak-kneed recovery, increased partisan divisions, diminished America's presence abroad, abandoned our allies, and emboldened our foes. He trapped his party inside a flaming wreckage so terrible that it enabled Donald Trump to get elected president.Thanks, Obama! Now, of course, Barack Obama is not directly responsible for the election of Donald Trump, but that's an article critical of Donald Trump! You see how this works. You aren't so much in charge, as you are responsible.
The President has more power than a pastor, but also much more responsibility. And the power is not the power to silence your critics, or to decide who will, and who won't, be able to approach the throne. Trump thinks he can threaten the press and cow them into submission, or go completely around them and govern via Twitter. He hasn't begun to encounter the Congress yet, and his team, who seem incapable or uninterested in filling the hundreds of positions the President must appoint, seem to have no clue how the Presidency works, either. Three of his most public advisors spent the first weekend of his Presidency lying and antagonizing the press, as if that will make them more powerful, or well-serve the needs of their President.