This was a belief I held throughout much of the election and still do judging by his actions. I genuinely think he's just in office to make the establishment look much more pleasurable in comparison to having a populist president, whether from left (e.g. Sanders) or right. I mean, the circumstances of his win being secured by the Electoral College, his lack of cooperation with Congress making him seem rather useless as the leader of his party, getting into Twitter fights with anything that moves, it all just seems tailor-made to throw his presidency into question, regardless of an observer's political affiliation. Not to mention for most of his life, he's basically been an NYC big business Democrat with incredible connections...why would he throw away long-held political beliefs (abortion is the best example i can think of, he was undoubtedly pro-choice before now), a friendship with the Clintons, economic security in his business, and much of his credibility away by becoming president and pulling quite a few nonsensical stunts, unless there was tremendous incentive involved? Incentive only the American Deep State could provide? Contrary to popular belief among some, I think Trump is quite smart. But I think he's a good actor too. I'd love to hear any opinions on the subject, whether to provide further support or discredit it. What are your thoughts?