Trump isn't going to be a great hero, I'll tell you that.
Bob Corker all but said that there is no 18-D chess being played. If anything, what's going on in the White House is nothing but trying to stop Trump from carrying out incredibly impulsive actions. All Trump is doing now is dividing his own party (by stupidly attacking Republicans, especially the Republicans most necessary to carry out his agenda) and uniting the opposition party.
A true political "hero" (a better word would be leader) would be a bipartisan statesman (within reason). A strongman would defend his own party, his own House you might say, and do everything he can to destroy the opposition.
Trump isn't doing either. He's just barely making an effort to be bipartisan in Washington while simultaneously blaming everything that's going wrong on Democrats (but did I mention that he is at least making some modicum of an effort to work with them?), and he's calling his own men fools and ungrateful losers. And it's not even directed attacks to take out the more influential Republicans; it's just a scattershot approach and you'd better hope you don't get hit.
It makes absolutely no sense in the field of politics to do this, but it's a much better tactic inside of a corporate office. He's basically treating Democrats as a rival corporation and Republicans like insubordinate workers and managers in his own business, failing to realize that's not how it works in the American political process. Up the pettiness and stupid statements and you have something approaching Trump's style.
Business and politics are, indeed, very similar. They're very similar in the same way a lion and a wolf are very similar.
If he keeps doing this, he's going to cause a horrible schism in the GOP, one far worse than what we saw between Clinton and Sanders. Because I can tell you right now that I have plenty of Republican friends and more than 3/4 of them have had it with Trump and are almost ashamed to think he's representing their party. That's anecdotal, I know, but I know it's not an uncommon sentiment. But you'd be foolish to think he has no support at all. There are plenty of people who think he's the greatest
Republican president to ever take office, even with his impulsiveness. Some even feel his only mistakes have been to try reaching out to Democrats and the more liberal wings of the Republican party or "classical conservatives" and that he should follow the likes of Ted Cruz and Roy Moore— or better yet, Pinochet. I'm no longer friends with him, but one guy I knew was once a staunch libertarian conservative. After Trump, he has apparently has an "epiphany" that libertarianism is just "repackaged anarchism" and that we need a highly authoritarian nationalist government, preferably a one-party state. And if anything can be guessed, tons of so-called "libertarians" are lying to themselves, instead supporting authoritarianism but trying to rationalize it as libertarianism.
Just go see /r/Libertarian to see how many have turned against Trump but remain libertarian, then go to /r/Anarcho_Capitalism or /r/ShitStatistsSay to see how many are openly endorsing fascism or ultranationalism but still claiming they're right-wing anarchists. Or better yet, don't.
This is what Trump's setting us up for. The Democrats are reeling from the schism between the Sanders supporters and the Hillary supporters (think of it like the difference between Corbyn and Blair in the UK's Labour Party), but that divide is nowhere near as overwhelmingly impossible to bridge as it was almost a year ago. Compare that to Republicans, usually considered the ones who fall in line, who are starting to step against Trump for every insult he directs towards them. All you need to trigger a new schism is to get a right-wing, conservative, and/or libertarian opponent to Trump who has enough wide and growing support.
I know Jakob's pushing Austin Petersen.