When this bit of children's entertainment kicked off a few days ago I was prepared to cut poor Joe a good deal of slack.
The Donald at least seemed to have what Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick always used to refer to as a 'cunning plan'
e.g. without obviously understanding any of the entry-level rules of The Great Game, nevertheless appear to strike a PR-tastic deal, and thus take ownership of the transition in such a way that the USA would not chaotically surrender its regional interests to the dubious-sounding Shanghai Cooperation Organization. (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and soon also Iran.)