( CNN) Donald Trump doesn't need to be briefed every day by his top intelligence professionals. Most of the other resulting the heads of state and government in the Western alliance do not receive daily briefs directly from their espionage and intelligence agencies. But there is a critical caveat.


The Pesident must demonstrate convincingly that they have his unfailing trust and respect — and that he has their back — at every turn. This is what Trump has not done, at least so far.