We are watching West Wing on Netflix. It serves as a reminder of how a more normal, albeit fictional, WH functions; how the staff and POTUS really care about public policy and actually think about results and consequences. Interestingly, we are at the point in the series where it is revealed that the president has a condition, which he concealed from the public, knowing that its revelation would have rendered him non-electable this condition was kept secret.
That West Wing White House is in major damage repair mode, trying to figure out how best to present this fact to America. They are seen now as having perpetrated a fraud on the public.
The strikingly opposite situation is true with our real life nightmare of the DJT folks. Since we have no real medical data on him, he was voted in under the circumstances of everyone knowing that we didn't know anything. It is completely upside-down.
He could be a little breathless from stress? From reading Woodward's book, it seems things behind the scenes are much as we might expect. We can see from his tweets and comments to the press on-the-fly between WH and helicopter moment to moment decisions made largely on what pops into his mind or what he sees on tv. He's in way over his head, so perhaps, even though he used to thrive on chaos, it is beginning to take its toll?
Interesting observation RealLindaL, thanks.