Sooner than later he will be exposed. He has been stepping on the wrong toes.
There's a very real danger here. The man in charge has a mental disorder, narcissistic personality disorder. He believes he has all the answers and will not be trumped by his aides or even military experts. Any challenge to his decisions is an affront to his power, his intellect. There's no doubt the aides around him are substandard, I mean the idea of a hack like Clinton with absolutely no diplomatic experience being SOS, it's almost criminal. Perhaps he surrounds himself with other unqualified people, so he can take command, not be challenged by someone who actually knows what they are talking about.
Unfortunately, even experienced qualified people would have trouble changing his mind.Look what happened when the military experts tried to advise him on Afghanistan. He was set on pulling out by a certain date and ignore the experts.
I would hate to be an expert and try and work with this guy. You don't have a lot of options. You play into his narcissism and make him think what you are suggesting was his idea. You might also use fear, giving him the impression that if he's wrong, he would look very bad, help him to push the responsibility back on you. Make him accept the right decision, not his.
It's almost like dealing with a teenager, who thinks they are always right, sees the entire world from their own internal perspective.
This guy is dangerous because he doesn't realize how in over his head he really is. It's bad enough his disorder is hurting the economy, but in a volatile situation like North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, etc., he could do some very serious damage.
At this point the best we can hope for is that he starts blaming everyone for his failures and takes an early exit because he can't achieve what he knew he could do, because of the incompetence of the people around him, the right wingers on radio, the tea party people, etc.
It's amazing the last two democratic Presidents were both suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. We survived the Rapist, partly because he didn't want to do anything bold that might ruin his legacy (of course he didn't expect to be caught screwing everything he could). Clinton was the fat, unathletic kid that everyone picked on, with the alcoholic mother and the rest of the garbage. His pathological need to be the big shot, to command sexual prowess over as many women as possible, to see himself better than everyone else, was rooted in the dysfunctional childhood.
This fraud's dysfunctional childhood, again the absent father, the whoring mother and the additional self-imposed burden of being a “half-breed” in his eyes, has seemed to create an even deeper narcissism. Clinton listened to anyone who could make him look good and took the credit, this jerk won't listen to anyone but himself.
I don't think America realizes, we ducked a mentally unstable person in Gore, but now have one in the WH.