A thoughtful look at President trump's tweets suggests they are losing their mojo. Some draw a blank. Some backfire. They no longer work they way they unquestionably did in the campaign. Today the biggest news about Donald Trump may be the nothingness of his presidency.

It looks more and more that every actual effort he has made to pass anything has met with defeat, a word that is banished in the Trump vocabulary. Acknowledging this may be the reason for reports that Trump is aware of the failure thus far of his administration and consulting with friends about a serious reworking of things in the White House.

The Clinton switch

Bill Clinton faced the same problem and shook things up. Dick Morris turned out to be a mixed blessing. But overall the Bill Clinton presidency turned out better than might be expected. In fact, Clinton is in the top rank of US presidents. Some have him at number 10. Trump, considered now, would end up in the cellar.

The Axios analysis

In a nutshell, Axios says Trump's inner circle tried and failed to stop the president from tweeting. The impact of his messages has diminished. He comes off as "the boy who cried wolf" too often. Trump's defense is that tweets got him the White House. The famous Saturday morning false attack on Obama may be the low point. The result is that well over half of Americans say they are fed up with his tweeting, according to Quinnipiac and his approval rating is the lowest since polling began.

Axios suggests he move more to TV.


The problem raised by the tweeting issue may extend to the entire Trump operation. It is the operation that has changed. He could control things as the star of the Apprentice.

He could run his business with the help of a small group. There were large problems but he surmounted most of them.

Now he has a huge and uncontrollable entity known as the US government and he is powerless to affect the actions of those he neither knows nor sees. The natural impulse is to retreat to the known, the familiar. That is why the Trump fingers may do the talking come hell or high water.