Great post! As I said during the campaign, it's very easy for a man to run as an outsider and critique the political process and those who have made a career inside it. However, once you actually have to govern as an outsider, suddenly things become far more difficult, because it's a world you don't understand.
Trump made his name as a fringe candidate courting the far right, even though on a personal basis he seems to be more of an inoffensive centrist. He has no stable power base, and whatever base he does have inevitably feel betrayed when he voices moderate opinions. He's like a goldfish in a piranha tank.