Over the first several months of Donald Trump's presidency, his decision-making pattern was revealed as being entirely fueled by spite. When aides, lawyers, lawmakers, and even the consensus of American people expect or demand a certain response from the president, he reacts by doing the exact opposite. In an article by the New York Times titled: "Forceful Chief Of Staff Grates on Trump, and the Feeling Is Mutual," they report that one of those aides who "gently suggested" that the president not interject politics into day-to-day events was his new chief of staff Gen. John Kelly.

Kelly has taken the White House in a new direction. As former aide Sebastian Gorka recently pointed out the obvious, President Trump is isolated now. Kelly no longer allows others to gain easy access to the president, especially the most toxic members such as Omarosa Manigault. Her role seems to be nothing more than an instigator to get Donald Trump worked up, bringing him gossip of what people are saying about him. Kelly has indicated that he will not allow any of that and has restricted her access to the president.

John Kelly's difficult position

When Gen. John Kelly took the new position, most who know the former marine expected that he would successfully be able to turn the White House around.

For the most part he was able to by putting a new system in place that would narrow influence on Trump and his decision-making. Kelly was able to purge the West Wing of some of the worst elements -- the extremist right-wing that brought in the influence from Breitbart. Its even been reported that when Kelly isn't around, President Trump has called that "former element," Steve Bannon, for input.

It is in this case that trying to wrangle Trump himself has become a completely different matter for Kelly altogether.

Trying to humiliate Kelly?

The New York Times article says that when Gen. Kelly made his recommendation, the president lashed out at him. Initially, Kelly reportedly acted calml. According to the Times' sources in the White House, he later told some officials that he had never been spoken to "like that" in all of his years of service.

Kelly's predecessor, Reince Priebus, was said to be a target of humiliation for the president, which, no doubt, was what Trump got used to. One story by the Washington Post titled: "Trump names Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as White House chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus," mentioned that the president had even tasked Priebus to kill a fly that was bothering him during a meeting.

Trump has no one

Being humiliated by Trump is what aides are apparently supposed to expect. However, it was also reported that Gen. Kelly told officials that in the future, he was not going to abide by such treatment. Kelly's reputation has been that of assertive, quick to cut conversations short, very direct, and commanding.

But its also reported that the chief of staff is aware of the president's temperament.

The article also noted that the president was at a weak point, with much of his support gone from the White House and no indication that Kelly is looking to fill positions he vacated. With Trump's ratings "in the toilet," the president needs people like Kelly more than they need him.