Brandy X. Lee, writing at Psychology Today Blogs, is not sanguine. A snippet:
What seems like strength to his followers—bold truth-telling—is actually nonstop lying without remorse. What seems like an effective strategy—relentlessness at getting his way—is actually a pathological drive that overwhelms ordinary reason. A severely pathological mind has no conflict with itself and is unstoppable, which is why it is usually fruitless to surround such a person with “normal” people. Even some of the healthy individuals might start to take on the alternative reality of the pathological mind (a phenomenon known as “shared psychosis”).
As Trump gains experience in the White House, he increasingly casts aside any advice with which he disagrees. His confidants describe the president to reporters as newly emboldened and ready to ignore the cautions of those around him (Haberman, 2018). There is the false hope that giving him what he demands will help appease him, but the opposite is true . . . .