Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hardly knows if Trump will keep his nose out of Foggy Bottom’s business while his presidency craters American Democracy. Yet he demonstrated in his weekend interview with NBC-MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt a competency sadly lacking in the White House Cabinet Room.
Russian President Vladimir Putin completed his unprecedented diplomacy blitz visit to the Middle East and North Africa, visiting Syria, Egypt and Turkey
As we’ve come to expect, Trump saw everything on his Asia summit trip last week in terms of himself. Trump left the tradition of American foreign policy at home says MSNBC foreign affairs commentator for Richard Haass.
At the same time, observers note that there is a sharp contrast in behavior between Trump and Obama. If Obama always respected the diplomatic protocol, then Trump constantly violated it, neglecting the rules of decorum.