As reported here and elsewhere, new polls show that Trump is historically unpopular. Facing growing opposition, Trump appears to be consolidating his inner circle to a handful of trusted advisers: specifically, founder of the alt-right and accused racist, misogynist and white nationalist Steve Bannon, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
The New Yorker has this to say: “In the first week of the Trump Presidency, influence has run through a very select group of advisers—maybe as many as half a dozen, maybe as few as two. The President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Bannon have consolidated their influence.”
The piece continues: “The President’s isolation runs deeper than that. As the confusion around the immigration ban made clear, the vast government he oversees has little input on his actions… His campaign made clear that he was not interested in the findings of scientists, social scientists, or the American government. Trump’s transition has alienated him from the American public.”