Why Trump’s Personal Diplomacy Doesn’t Work

For better or for worse (usually worse) President Donald Trump likes to engage in personal diplomacy. This has led to outcries from many in the foreign policy establishment and accusations that Trump has a soft spot for authoritarians and may be an aspiring one himself. That’s a stretch, but Trump’s personal diplomacy still has limits that the President won’t acknowledge.

Trump’s supporters sometimes like to portray the his foreign policy wheeling and dealing as if he is playing some master game of 612-dimensional chess and this is just part of his master…