There is a feeling that a Presidency based on the volcanic temperament of a Commander-in-Chief loves risk and ignores history, briefing, and facts, gets out of control, and makes even more chaotic 2019.
Concern, even Trump's course is now available to the hitherto-grateful Washington Republicans.
In a troubled holiday season, a constitutional or international crisis just around the corner. In a scandal-ridden government, the stench of corruption is intensifying day by day.
The president calls the shots and trusts his stomach.
He replaces calming forces – such as former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the head of staff John Kelly ̵
The result is a presidency that increasingly explores the limits of executive power and is freed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Commander-in-Chief to release foreign policy
After nine months in the real world, Tillerson gave a frightening insight into how Trump works.
Trump's startling decision to withdraw troops from Syria was a case study of a president who contradicts advisers and the consequences of being damned. A high-ranking government official told CNN Jim Sciutto that national security decisions are "made on a whim on phone calls."
But Trump does not control everything. In fact, he can not control his own destiny.
The ruthless march of special advocate Robert Müller supports the possibility that Trump won the presidency by working with a hostile foreign power and trying to enrich it.
Trump has denied all wrongdoing and Mueller has not yet proven that the campaign has worked with Russia or that the President has prevented the judiciary from covering it up.
Although the pressure of the democratic base is exercised on such a move, the gravity of this process must be carefully considered – especially when it comes to evidence against Trump not overwhelming.
America has already taken steps three times in its 242-year history to depose a president.
If this happens for the third time in 45 years, it would lead to political upheavals that could drag on for decades. It's no wonder that caregiving house spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi keeps her powder dry for the time being.
Constant Political Warfare
In a rare moment of self-reflection in May, Trump said: "We" All battles fight, but I love fighting these battles.
During the year, the president is at war on several fronts.
His fight against Congress escalates: he ended the year with the closure of the government, after failing to raise $ 5 billion in taxpayers' money from Mexico
He waged a trade war with China and routinely insults the leaders of America's closest friends, including the European Union and NATO partners.
He has the values of universal human rights, press freedom, and one of the rules based principle trampled trading system and the fabric of international liberal democracy, founded America's 70 years as the dominant superpower.
Titters of UN delegates expressed how much the rest of the world feels about the president. They also confirmed his voters who see his populist crusade as the scourge of international elites.
But those who believe that the values and international infrastructure that undermines Trump have underpinned the decades of relative peace have won the Cold War and made the world safe for capitalism worrying ,
Trump also escalated his War on Facts and Truth in 2018, inventing new narratives when reality does not suit him, and jeopardizing trust in critical political and legal institutions.
There is a method for Trump's attack on institutions and facts. His war is against forces and realities that contradict him or challenge his power.
What a year
Life in the same Decade as Trump is exhausting.
A daily parade of scandals, reversals in the head and mutilations punctuates the soul, causing indignation to flow away from shocking events.
The year began when the president boasted that he had a larger nuclear button than the North Korean Kim Jong Un and fired at the "deep-downs" Ministry of Justice.
Months later, he held an unimaginable summit with Kim in Singapore and told an election campaign he and the ruthless North Korean dictator "fell in love" with.
Trump presided over separations of hundreds of children from their undocumented migrant parents and a conservative majority in the Supreme Court.
The Democrats took back the house. And a Trump supporter allegedly sent pipe bombs to political leaders who had criticized the president.
Previously, Trump withdrew from the Obama administration's nuclear deal in Iran and alienated the US from its allies.
The president was indirectly involved in election crime when Muller's election campaign "Transition" continued presidency, personal life and business development.
Tired of winning yet?
Trump's cacophony often drowns out his achievements.
The US economy has rarely been in better shape despite volatile stock markets. Unemployment is below 4% and consumer confidence is high, although it slowed somewhat in December.
Trump, for the time being, is getting blamed for slowing down his reelection.
He also claims a big victory in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. Like many of its negotiated triumphs, on closer inspection this seems less significant.
Trump rightly argues that North Korea has stopped testing missiles and nuclear devices since his meeting with Kim. However, there are no signs of permanent denuclearization. His move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the US Embassy in Israel honors electoral promises, but may have sparked hopes of peace.
In October Trump had the right to view his presidency as historically consistent when Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in. Following the Supreme Court's refusal, the Supreme Court claims he sexually abused a young woman in high school.
Mitch McConnell, Trump and the Senate Majority Leader, have appointed courts with reliable conservative judges that can serve decades after the presidency's inauguration] Given that Trump's survival in office depended on the assistance of at least 20 Republican senators in each impeachment trial it may be important this year that its base at the base of the GOP does not slip.
Another year in power meant another year of Obama-era regulations tearing down the economy, the environment, and education. Military spending has increased. The White House also held two-party victories over the fight against opioid abuse and the overhaul of criminal justice.
But the upcoming democracy-led House and its monitoring of all aspects of Trump's life and presidency and the rousing elections of 2020 mean that a bipartisan partnership for 2019 is unlikely.
But as Mueller closes and the president maximizes his personal power, the past year seems to be setting the stage for something even bigger.
If so, 2018 will only have been a warm-up act.