Trump is a 'tool of foreign leaders': Conservative columnist
Trump abruptly cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin planned for the G20 summit. (AFP/File / Brendan Smialowski)

On Tuesday, conservative columnist Max Boot said that President Donald Trump acts like a tool in the hands of foreign leaders in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

He wrote that while Trump is a "skilled con man" he can also be "supremely gullible" in the same breath.

"He has gone from listening to fast-buck artists peddling get-rich-quick schemes to listening to dictators peddling fly-by-night geopolitical schemes," he wrote.

He went on to explain the president's relationship with world leaders such as Russia President Vladimir Putin, President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi of Egypt, and  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Boot wrote, "The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins quotes a 'former senior national-security official' saying that the policy 'process has completely broken down' and 'I don’t remember the last time there was a f*cking principals’ meeting.' Instead, foreign policy is made on Twitter after the president has heard from his favorite dictators."

He then ripped Trump as being "a tool."

"The irony is that the 'America First' president, far more than the 'globalist' presidents he reviles, is a tool of foreign leaders who don’t have America’s best interests at heart," he said.

Read the full op-ed here.