Although it can be hard to get a sense of how President Donald Trump's mind works, he tends to make his ambitions clear.
Both before and during his presidency, many of Trump's statements indicate that he puts a great deal of emphasis on ratings and other measures of popularity. Whether he's boasting about his own or dismissing those of his opponents, it's clear that it rarely takes long before they come into play.
But while his desire to be popular is clear regardless of what he's doing, it's become just as clear what he wants now that he is in office. Not only is he seeking a second term but he's repeatedly mentioned that he wants a third one.