"To start, Trump left no doubt that his contribution to America’s foreign policy is largely off-the-cuff. He meandered on where the US stands on NATO, Turkey, his trade deal with China, a tariff duel with France and US support for Iranian protesters. He was clear about berating Beijing and allies alike, but almost everything he said appeared to favor domestic political motives rather than some overarching US interest. (If this sounds familiar, well, it’s the core question at the root of the impeachment drama.)"
"Perhaps more troubling for Trump, another trend also emerged: Foreign leaders appeared immune to Trump’s bullying style, having learned that flattery doesn’t pay."
"Foreign leaders’ spines are stiffening. Add that to the fact that China’s in no hurry to ink a trade deal and North Korea just keeps testing missiles, and it’s all beginning to hint at an unpalatable truth for Trump: The self-proclaimed dealmaker hasn’t got much of a foreign policy legacy to show for all his bluster. And with less than a year before the next election, his time to make one may be running out."