Hmm... Well, I'll restrict myself to observations.
Trump doesn't have a long career in politics/law so it is inevitable that he would be unorthodox. As a result he also doesn't really have a fully formed/thought out world view or set of policies. He doesn't fit in with what anyone would call "traditional centre-right politics", in particular he isn't a Free Market person (compare Reagan and Thatcher who basically took down Communism by saying "well, let's just trade with each other and see what works better") and his moral compass doesn't align him with "Land of the Free and Opportunity" Republicans (basically anything to do with immigration - you could almost describe him as an Anti-this tradition).
He also seems to be a bit of an echo-chamber guy: he fires people who don't support him. He seems to base thing on personalities rather than practicalities. I suspect that a lot of what happens in America is based on "who" proposes an idea, rather than "what" the idea is (see Trump's attempt to undo anything Obama did). This is also where the OP shows himself to be a Millennial. Here's some info: Government isn't done by one person, it isn't about anyone's personality, the market will decide what happens to America slowly and (semi-)impartially over the next 10+ years.
In terms of his treatment of traditional allies (NATO and so forth) he has been very combative when compared with previous "Leaders of the Free World". There currently is no longer a Cold War, but the presentation of Democracy as the premiere governmental model has suffered. Whether he is doing good things or not, Trumps' presentation and leadership skills are not appropriate for the world stage. Like him or hate him there was an American Dad episode: "Barak Obama can take a dump in the swimming pool and make it look cool".
The presentation of Democracy matters far more than you might think. Despite "Freedom of Speech" there have always been "codes of behaviour" in politics: in the UK all mainstream parties get together and opposed the British Nationalist Party (they instruct their supporters to vote for opposition candidates if necessary), in the US traditionally no-one ever agrees with the KKK no matter what they have said or done. I am personally not that old, but for you Millenials, the passed-down wisdom is: "This one time in Germany, a guy found that saying and doing these things made him very popular". So politicians don't go there. Ever.
I don't know whether Trump will do well for America. He is the ultimate Millennial Leader and the old saying is: "You get the leader you deserve". Just note that there are many other traditional Republicans who are basically trying to do a decent the job in the background. Real Republicans who Love America and work with a desire to help people: John McCain deserves a special mention here IMO.
I come from the 80s, when computer games were great. We defeated Communism with Democracy, Free Trade and the American Way. It's your turn now, Millennials (if you have a second to look up from your phones)...
Last edited by OneTime - on 23 December 2019