Donald Trump’s willingness to meet the world’s strongmen

( CNN) US President Donald Trump said on Monday he’d be “honored” to meet with Northern korean despot Kim Jong Un, illuminating he wanted “under the right circumstances.”

That met just 48 hours after he invited Philippines commander Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, surprising the State Department and breaking with long-held habit. Duterte has since said he might be too busy for any tour to Washington soon.

These are just the two recent clues of Trump’s openness to, or perhaps infatuation with, the world’s strongmen.

Trump: Soften my posture on China? Who, me?

Trump on Kim

Trump: I hope you like me better

Trump on Putin: One hard cookie