Another characteristic of Donald Trump's pervasive failure to lead is his stubborn insistence on acting like a private citizen and not like a president.
The Washington elite sees America and the rest of the world this way: America is great, and most countries are trying desperately to take advantage of it.
It’s normal for Donald Trump to want to defend his country’s interests – that’s why he was elected. But, his whims and impulses risk seriously undermining international relations.
All those who, perhaps, at the beginning of Trump's time in office had hoped that the populist would grow into his office and take his responsibility for his country and the world seriously are now disappointed. Sad!
Trump’s debut on the United Nations podium has confirmed that the president lacks a strategic vision of the world and the role a superpower like the United States should play in it.
The humiliation and despair that come with the decline in the U.S. economy have been building for years and finally engendered the presidency of Trump, a political outsider. Trump did not win the presidency with his personal appeal alone.