His ability to get into power was definitely showcased - his ability to get people to BELIEVE.
But like many of his business ventures, reality sets in. He can’t run a company. He can only try to sell an image of a company. How in the world does he have so much money? (Cough* Mueller)
In the government, he is losing the image war. This is a war Trump has played his whole life. And we are witnessing it in the POTUS.
So, yes Trump won. But right now, he is losing. And in government and politics, image and making people believe is the new strategy.