As noted in the anonymous NYT op-ed, Trump loves autocrats.
President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.
Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.
Trump has now unleashed John "Iraq-war" Bolton on the ICC, the only multinational court
since Nuremberg that ever managed to convict heads of state for war crimes.
The convicted islamist criminal Omar al Bashir says thanks to John Bolton,
and, like Kim Jong Un of North Korea, proclaims “unwavering faith in President Trump”.