It isn’t the media. Every president has to deal with unfavorable commentary. Obama had Fox News and a massive conservative radio and print media which hated him.
It isn’t leakers. If the story inside the White House is very different from the public statements, this news gets out. People talk.
It isn’t the Democrats, now officially labeled the “obstructionists.” They have the right to give an alternative viewpoint. The give and take between Republicans and Democrats was necessary to pass many important laws. This helps out government from being too liberal or conservative.
Trump’s scandals at the core are basically poor decisions. Too much done spontaneously, because he believes he doesn’t need others. And his ego is frightening. It started with embarrassing comments made at the CIA Headquarters on how big the crowd was at the inauguration, then the disastrous travel ban leading to the firing of the Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, then to the firing of Comey, sharing to top secrets with the Russians and the General Flynn scandal.
Trump campaigned non-stop, smearing Hillary Clinton as a crook, for her mishandling of emails and the attack of the embassy in Benghazi. Plus, everything one could find in the tabloid press.
And we are only about a third of the way of the first of four years. Kind of scary.