Bannon has a coherent worldview, which is a huge advantage when all is chaos. It’s interesting how many of Bannon’s rivals have woken up with knives in their backs. Michael Flynn is gone. Reince Priebus has been unmanned by a thousand White House leaks. Rex Tillerson had the potential to be an effective secretary of state, but Bannon neutered him last week by denying him the ability to even select his own deputy.
-David Brooks ‘What a Failed Trump Administration Looks Like’ The New York Times
Confidence is calm, compassionate, curious, careful. That is: it is all the things one needs to be creative.