A few weeks ago, I thought Trump was a short-timer. He isn’t interested in the hard work of the Presidency, I thought. He’ll quit. Or he’ll be impeached or his opponents will invoke the 25th Amendment.
The last week of events has changed my mind. Trump is doing fine. He has been absorbed by the Republican Party. He can sit back and be a ceremonial head of state with no real power, but enjoying the adulation of crowds, which is all he ever wanted.
Also, he can rob the United States Treasury and set up Ivanka as a dynasty.
He’ll last as long as his health holds out or until the GOP and his base turns on him.
Trump’s base may already be starting to turn on him, as they realize they’re being betrayed.