Trump seems to operate on good faith; when people lie and think they are clever, he will not take that bad faith lightly.
“Trump seems to operate on good faith”
I think you are right. To his detriment he seems to initially give people the benefit of doubt. Unfortunately this is very dangerous in the context of being POUTUS. These bastards play for keeps and people die and nations fall when you trust them then they renege and lie. We see it all the time here, just look at lyin Ryan smiling at DJT the whole time he’s shoving a knife in Trumps back.