To illustrate the chaos surrounding the initial days of the Trump Administration, Time magazine asked illustrator Tim O’Brien to depict a windswept Donald Trump, sitting stoically at his desk in the oval office, as a tempest swirls around him.
The “Nothing to See Here” cover line seems to say it all, but read Philip Elliott’s cover story to get the thousand-plus words behind the picture telling this story.
“Ultimately, Trump is the only person who can calm the storm, fan it further or just let the show go on," Elliott writes, concluding, "Aides say he would like there to be less celebrity-like coverage of every staff skirmish, and he has become increasingly concerned about the leaking, from within both the White House and the intelligence community. But he has so far resisted many binding efforts to create a more conventional order around him, encouraging aides who color outside the lines on television, maintaining walk-in power for each of his senior staff members and starting each morning with a tweetstorm that often upends the news cycle in unexpected ways. Bottle up the disruptive methods and Trump fears he could lose the magic that made him President.”