I wonder what historians will make of the Trump Presidency? We are already a month into his Administration and it has been packed with drama.Whatever Donald Trump is, he definitely not boring!
We have a White House in chaos, as there is no clear person in charge. The President is already on his second(!)National Security Advisor , as his previous appointee resigned over his contacts with Russia. A travel ban put in place by an Executive Order has been over turned by the courts and at the centre, we have a President who shoots from the hip, sends out tweets and seems more concerned with campaigning than governing. Wow, you cannot make this up!
I am racking my brain to recall another Administration that seemed all over the place so early on. Bill Clinton's first months were a bit of a mess. I recall he had two nominees for Attorney General rejected over visa issues of their nannies. Eventually things settled down when he brought in David Gergen, a Washington veteran to help run the show.
Trump needs a grown up in the room, a professional who can take charge. All of his inner circle, from Jared Kushner to Kellyanne Conway, have no government experience and it shows. The travel ban was rolled out without any proper consultant with the other branches of the executive, hence the chaos that it caused. Despite what the President said at last week's crazy press conference this is not a well oiled machine. No amount of ra-ra rallies to the faithful can cover that up.
The Republicans on the Hill will have to tell the President that he needs to get down to running the government. Tweeting is not a substitute for policy, and shouting fake news at every opportunity makes him look a bit demented.Fasten your seatbelts, folks, this ride is going to get wilder!