“The Art of the Deal” explains a great deal about Trump’s Presidential style:
Especially these two sections:
Trump says that he prefers to be cooperative and positive, but that sometimes it’s necessary to be confrontational when the other side is treating him unfairly or trying to take advantage of him.
“My experience is that if you’re fighting for something you believe in, things usually work out for the best in the end.”
The media attacked Trump, so he attacked the Media. About time they were taken down a peg for their Fake News and Left Wing bias.
“Deliver the goods.”
“You can’t con people, at least not for long,” Trump writes. “You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you can’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.”
This is why Trump achieved so much in his first year: he was hell-bent on delivering as many election promises as he could in the shortest possible time. This is kind of refreshing in a President.
Steve puts it well: “There is no buyer remorse. we generally view it, collectively, as a harmless side effect of his greatest asset — an insatiable ego that fuels his drive to succeed.”
That will makes him easy to predict: Attack him and he’ll fight back, but the rest of the time he will be doing his best to deliver the goods he promised the electorate. That is how he defines success in this game.