During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused Barack Obama of treating America's adversaries "with tender love and care" while our allies were "snubbed and criticized by an administration that lacks moral clarity."
"We've picked fights with our oldest friends," Trump declared in his April 2016 foreign policy speech, adding "We've had a president who dislikes our friends and bows to our enemies."
Trump was absolutely right. From Iran to Cuba, Obama bent over backwards to court our adversaries. At the same time, he mistreated our closest allies - allowing Israel to get bullied by the U.N. Security Council and canceling missile defense deals with Poland and the Czech Republic in a misguided effort to curry favor with Moscow.
So why, less than two weeks into his presidency, is Trump doing precisely what he criticized Obama for doing - picking fights with one of our oldest friends, Australia, while treating our adversary, Russia, "with tender love and care"?