In order to be respected and in some cases, feared by your adversaries, you need to be able to carry yourself as a strong leader. A leader not to be messed with. Barack Obama was not that leader. Just take a look at the difference in body language between the Trump and Obama meetings with Russia’s President Putin.
Barack Obama looks ill at ease which also makes Putin fidget and look ill at ease. Trump on the other hand is strong and dominant. He looks totally comfortable in his own shoes. The differences have nothing to do with collusion or special interests but everything to do with strong personality, confidence and leadership. How lucky we are that President Trump is now in the White House.