But now, his White House administration of paper dolls from the 1950s is already falling apart by the seams as some sketchy plans have been exposed.
On Monday, the White House's national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned over — surprise, surprise — illegal phone calls with Russia!
Top officials issued a public denial of reports that Flynn had discussed the sanctions imposed on the Kremlin by Barack Obama over Russia's efforts to influence the U.S. election in Trump's favor — but apparently, that's exactly what went down!
Flynn admitted to not only discussing sanctions with a Russian ambassador over the phone, but misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the contents of the conversation.
Though he was working for the Trump transition team at the time, Flynn was a private citizen when he made the questionable phone call, making it illegal to hash out government policy.
In a resignation letter released by the White House, the former adviser said: