On Saturday the New York Times offered a lengthy look at Donald Trump’s presidency from the inside with an article informed by ’60 [presidential] advisers – associates – friends and members of Congress’.
The piece is a portrait of a president who has made almost no strides toward being a competent statesman and instead continues to do things his way in the hope he can reinvent his role on his own ill-defined terms.
The Trump presidency has largely been defined by the president’s highly visible insecurities and outsized ego.
‘Despite all his bluster [Trump] views himself less as a titan dominating the world stage than a maligned outsider engaged in a struggle to be taken seriously’.
Also the guy seems able to tear himself away from his television only long enough to take in a few rounds of golf.
Here are nine of the craziest revelations from the Times article.