I could say lurking in his ego but that wouldn't be kind.
What I am talking about is the imminent threat of a secret group (perhaps) plotting a takeover of the fedrul guvmint (previously known as the federal government.)
What I am talking about is a military coup.
We have heard about it for years, decades even.
The military branch finally has had enough of incompetence at the executive level and takes control to "make things right."
("Right" is not meant here as a perjorative term.)
For decades, we have read, thought about and generally scoffed at that possibility.
But could it be nearer than we think?
The President has just appointed retired Marine General John Kelly as his new Chief of Staff, the office closest to the president, at least in the past.
His National Security Advisor is Army General H.R. McMaster, who is NOT retired from the military.
His Secretary of Defense is retired Marine Corps General James Mattis.
And way down the line but we're just conjecturing here anyway is his Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, a 20 year veteran of the Navy Seals.
Now let me be the first to say it: that's a lot of military heft in the Trump hierarchy.
Granted, it is known that Trump
But I wonder if he's ever read Seven Days in May or seen or understood Dr. Strangelove.
Maybe, like Reince Priebus, I'm just a paranoid schizophrenic but there could be some things to think about there.
The generals are gathering.