He downplays all traditional means of conducting diplomacy and collides head-on with most known allies of the US. He does not mince his words and frequently speaks his mind in front of embarrassed observers and foreign dignitaries. He pursues policies pertaining to the economy and immigration that very often violate traditional norms of political correctness.
Trump's behavior upsets the political elites of the West. Following their lead, the traditional State Department officials feel appalled by his conduct. They usually express their disdain by means of public statements or in published articles. They generate a pervading atmosphere of inefficiency about the way America conducts its foreign affairs today.
A relevant question remains, however. Do the policies of President Trump produce the disastrous effects that pundits describe or do they yield the intended results?