The President is largely responsible for negotiating treaties and conducting diplomacy. It’s fundamental to the job. What the rest of the world thinks of the President matters, and while it isn’t necessary for everyone to like us, I would hope that our closest allies see the President in a positive, or at least neutral, or at least not Sauron-like evil way.
This is the February 2017 cover of Der Spiegel magazine:
The Washington Post says: This Der Spiegel Trump cover is stunning.
Yes. Yes it is stunning, and I hope that it doesn’t matter that our allies see our President this way.