Trump is not an idiot
Heresy! Gator--go back to the swamp. Well, communitarians, I have been exploring the swamp much of my life, and I can tell you is that you got your assessment mostly incorrect. Yes, Herr Drumpf's domestic policies are ruinous, callous, and environmentally destructive. Yes, his scheme for national privatization will fill the coffers of the 1%. This makes him a nogoodnik, not an idiot.
While I too have called him a variety of derogatory names, I have never underestimated his political genius. Back in the day when I was still associated with TOP, before the Ides of March purge, I wrote an article in early 2016 in which I predicted that the final presidential contest would be between Trump and Bernie. Back then I had no idea of the DNC perfidy. Were it not for that, my surmise would have been correct. I did not pick a winner between Bernie and Trump as in Jan. 2016 Bernie only about 5% name recognition.
But here is the essential point, which I have made in comments before: despite what you think about his domestic policies, Trump is a political genius. Think about it, as unemotionally as you can. He started last out of 18 other competitors, but was given a huge boost by HRC's corrupt team, instructing the Mostly Shit Media to plug Trump at every opportunity. One of her first colossal campaign mistakes. That helped Drumpf push through many of his opponents. Trump's brilliant branding helped off others from the debate stage like Lyin' Ted, Little Marco, and Low energy Jeb. Those simple ploys did those three in rather nicely. He hit the nail on the head! Perfect. Boom, they're gone.
Not having Bernie to worry about, the one Dem who had a real chance to beat him, he then took aim at "crooked Hillary" and how correct he was (and still is on that score).
Despite an almost universal media blackout from the MSM, with some exception from Faux Spews, he pressed his case to the American electorate through massive well-attended campaign rallies, studiously ignored by the MSM. Just like Bernie, Trump had 30,000 plus people at his rallies versus perhaps several hundred at Medusa's rallies.
Furthermore, he perfected an end-run against the MSM by massive Twitterizing. People who criticized him for doing this, mainly Demonrats and ignoramuses, failed to grasp the effectiveness of his tweets on the public. How many million followers did he have on the Blue Bird Telegraph? More than Medusa, that's for sure.
The Repugnant's Never Trumpers, led by John Songbird McCain could not slow the Trump train at all. Election day comes and with it HER never gets to enter the Forbidden Palace anymore. So the Donald finds himself with little Washington-type political experience surrounded not only by openly hostile Deep State operatives and Obama holdovers, but also presumably loyal Repugnants who were NeverTrumpers from the get go--like Rancid Penis, former GOP party head.
Plants from Obama's surplus supporters, not so overtly identified as such were appointed to the new administration, yet sooner or later given the heave ho. Donnie was a quick learner. When his WH became bogged down by inefficient and / or disloyal members, moving John Kelly from DHS to Chief of Staff was a great move. There is concern that Kelly is overly restrictive of who or what gets access to the President, but that's always been the case from the time of Edwin House in Woodrow "I Hate Blacks" Wilson's WH.
Dealing with the overtly Corrupt FBI and somewhat less overtly corrupt DOJ has required some time to overcome. Moving too fast would cause a coalescence of Dims and NeverTrumpers to expel him (impeachment primarily). However, with help of sympathetic Representatives (Nunes, Gody, Chaffets, etc.) he has been able to gradually outmaneuver opponents and in many cases eliminate them.
Trump has been significantly aided by Demonratic arrogance and stupidity who think he is merely a bumbling idiot--not realizing they are the fools he is slowly eliminating. This Russia-Russia-Russia gambit has been a loser from the start. Psychologically it is pure projection by Dims of what they themselves have done in regards with Russia dealing. Yet the theme has not only stagnated, the new "Republican memo" has completely destroyed, even before conspiracy degraded into "collusion" due to lack of proof. And now, the collusion part, dangling in the wind, to quote a Nixonian era phrase, has been supplanted by "obstruction of justice".
Trump's executive order including primarily confiscation of property for any person charged with child trafficking or other forms of pedophilia is genius. Some consider that this measure is no different than police seizure of material (money, property, guns, etc.) from people accused but not yet convicted of crimes. This it may be. But it ironically turns one of Hussein's Russophjobic projects, the International Magnitsky Act, on its head. Now the Hussein apparatchiks are under attack from the T men, representing a department Barry overlooked in his politization campaign.
Bannon, the now-exiled Trump enthusiast and neoNazi, likely prepared the ground for this move. But the underlying thesis is rock solid: take away the money and political fruit dies. Look at what happened to Antifa and BLM after Soros funding dried up. So much for principle--I just wanna get paid.
Maybe Trump is not the most literate or well-read of our presidents but he certainly knows where to look for advice. Not just the relatively modern Machievelli, but the venerable Sun Tzu, arguably the greatest genius on war.
Think of the doctrines which Trump has successfully utilized so far:
1. Disguise your goals--well done so far
2. When weak, appear strong--as he did in the first months of his term.
3. When strong, appear weak--which is now the current phase. What do you think all those sealed indictments mean? He WILL spring them when the time is most propitious, and the time may be within this month.
4. When cunning, appear foolish. This has been easy--even in this community, where his genius is underappreaciated. Do not conflate genius with approval for his benighted political agenda.