Trump is doing serious damage to the United States by abandoning universal values and ceasing to promote 'soft power,' the support of democracy and the defense of human rights.
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.