I think it's true that the backdraft from all the fires Trump has started throughout his mission to destroy democracy is starting to wear on him. It's not burning fast enough in spite of his best efforts. He's putting on a good front but there's turmoil boiling behind the faade. And FEAR! There's a lot of scary people holding his markers, domestic and foreign. Promises were made and bets were down. They expect a payoff for their investment.
Trump is a liar, a thief, a braggard, a con-man and a carnival barker. He's a narcissist, a cheat, an adulterer and a sociopath without a conscience. He's a misogynist with an inferiority complex. His God is money and power. He exploits the weak and helpless. He watches with a blank stare as children die at the hands of his political financiers. He feeds his need for power by inflicting pain and misery on the defenseless and demanding total subservience from others. He surrounds himself with sycophants who squirm before him like grub worms.
I suppose all this plays into the making of a future mad Dictator, the likes of which have peppered history throughout the ages. Trump himself may not live that long but once the ground has been plowed there are others who are anxious assume the mantle.