"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong."-- A. Lincoln
Don't misunderstand this. Vladimir Putin is a consummate politician and a master of the geopolitical arena who has been running circles around President Obama as long as the two have been in power. Donald Trump, on the other hand, is a bull in the china shop who knows nothing about foreign policy and lacks the temperament to conduct it successfully even if he knew what he was doing.
But there is a sense in which Trump and Putin are alike: the appeal of both is that they tell their constituency what they want to hear.