Yes, Trump as President was Weak
he didn't know what he was up against
There’s a growing narrative on the right that Trump was weak, and let himself be fooled by RINO and Deep State appointees. Thus, writes Kurt Schlichter:
[He appointed as Attorney General] Jeff Sessions, who was too dumb or too weak to see he was being played into a recusal and a special prosecutor trap.
On BLM, he was talked out of using the military – which he allowed to be run by bemedaled clowns like Milley – to crush the rioters.
And his DOJ failed to fight the coming  election shenanigans in court.
Yeah. I don’t think Trump really knew what he was up against, and neither did we. And let’s face it: most of the guys staffing an administration have their future careers to think of.
And now our Democratic friends are horrified that Trump is planning to be a dictator. Well, Godfrey Daniels. Maybe after you chaps have weaponized the whole government against Trump and his supporters, maybe you have signaled that it’s all or nothing for us Deplorables.
Schlichter complains that Trump is an “institutional guy” and respects the institutions. Well, so are we all. So were we all. That was then; this is now.
Henry Kissinger in his American Foreign Policy addresses the question of leadership. There is bureaucratic-pragmatic leadership, there is ideological leadership, and there is charismatic-revolutionary leadership. I’d say that Trump came into office with mostly pragmatic and a bit of charismatic leadership. I’d say that, after the last eight years he is becoming a full-on charismatic revolutionary. Here’s what Kissinger writes in a chapter on “The Nature of Leadership:”
The type of individual who leads a struggle for independence has been sustained in the risks and suffering of such a course primarily by a commitment to a vision which enabled him to override conditions which had seemed overwhelmingly hostile.
You think that describes Trump in 2023? I’d say it’s all or nothing for him now.
And if the Dems manage to put Trump in jail, don’t you think that someone will arise to wave the bloody shirt and cry “once more unto the breach?”
And there is the fundamental truth emitted by the Clinton campaign’s James Carville in 1992: “it’s the economy, stupid.” The point is that while the educated elite has its sinecures and the lower class its benefits, the ordinary middle class needs the economy to work, because it doesn’t have carve-outs and grants and insider knowledge to shelter it from the stormy blast.
And the fact is that Biden economic policy is shoveling money at climate change and the fight against systemic racism. Ordinary middle class need not apply.