According to those close to Donald Trump 2018 is going to showcase an unleashed Donald Trump.
- Most of those in his current decision-making circle — even if they’re not mainstream Republicans — are defending mainstream Republican principles like free trade and an internationalist view of foreign policy.
- But top officials paint a different portrait of Trump when it comes to what he really wants on trade, immigration and North Korea — but has been tamped down by skeptical staff and Cabinet officials.
This is a great thing for Donald Trump’s base. The media and establishment Republicans will think Trump going on instincts will lead to the end of his Presidency. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Trump’s instincts have always led him to his best decisions. That will lead him to continue to push an American agenda and not get comfortable.