In the category of “@TheAtlantic writes a mostly balanced analysis of @realDonaldTrump’s presidency so far”. . . January 24, 2017 by Courtney Huntington in Politics Is Trump’s Presidency Off to a Successful Start? But what if the Trump presidency is actually off to a surprisingly effective start? For months, Trump has shown a perverse ability to overshadow his own message with chaos and disorder, and the first five days of his administration fit right into that pattern.