There is an iconic scene from the 1972 film The Godfather that someone high up in the Trump administration needs to revisit.
It goes something like this:
The aging godfather, Vito Corleone, passed the torch to his youngest son Michael, who takes power just as the Corleones see their business devolving into a nasty turf war with competing New York mob families. They must come to grips with the new reality on the ground and adopt a sense of urgency, or else pack their bags and get out of town.
Do they hunker down and try to wait out the storm, or do they fight?
Tom Hagen, played by Robert Duvall, was Vito's adopted son and longtime trusted adviser, or consigliere.