Sorry David, but you are proving my point exactly. Trump orders air strikes on Syria despite his non-interventionist promises, and you are trying to attribute to him some long term con and good intentioned backstory so you don't have to face the truth about your candidate. The pretzel twisting logic is incredible. When do you realize that you are the one who has been conned?
He is in an extraordinary, possibly unique position of winning a presidential election, and then being opposed root and branch by most of the media and the heads of the FBI, and the DOJ from the very day of his triumph, and having a special council appointed on totally flimsy grounds. He clearly has to duck and weave a bit, and if he has to execute the odd "Trump attack" which involves lots of growling and histrionics but prior negotiation with the 'enemy' to achieve no loss of life, I am still his supporter.
If we get definite evidence that those videos were faked, I could also see him sacking a load of neo-cons, and maybe getting them on treason charges.