Yes I think he does, surely its obvious!
To look at him in his business suits yes its a corset job. What with the contrived hair-do and the fake tan all you can see is fake …. as is matched by his blether.
Yet more fakery and tv illusion. However his bile and distaste of learning, of science and any proven experience is very real and deep.
Heads are rolling, careers destroyed, bimbos promoted and yet still he maintains office, a puppet himself but to all beneath him in hierachy hell bent on confusion and maladministration.
Whatever trump says the opposite is probably true ie “People are saying” mostly refers petty musings of his own imagination, all is gloss, all is soundbite and tv. Yet as Noam Chomsky tells us trump is indeed very clever in a nasty destructive way.