I'm not entirely sure I've ever used the term "narcissist" in my Hubski characterizations of Trump, but only for the reason that it crops up in almost 20%-ish of the articles written about him. So yeah, it doesn't need to be said, it's rampant in United States media. Sometimes even in conservative outlets.
The prudent point is that after normalizing for Trump's narcissism, Russia has made enough geopolitical transgressions against the U.S. in the last 5 years that the most logical conclusion as to why Trump continues to avoid (directly) saying almost ANYTHING bad about Vladimir Putin is because Putin has leverage over Trump. If that conclusion proves incorrect, the second "best case" scenario is that Trump admires Putin, and I can't be bothered to sort through which of those scenarios is the least fucked up. Edit: there is a third possibility, which is that Trump doesn't want to denounce someone who may have helped him land the title of POTUS, though this is essentially equally troubling.
I would wager a fair bit of whatever that one element of the latest nerve gas attack within the U.K. is Russia showing that it feels empowered with Trump at the helm here in the U.S., though another element is certainly the U.K. estranging itself from the E.U.
Ugh. And FirebrandRoaring, I want to declare once again that we citizens of the U.S. don't hold you citizens of Russia directly accountable. We would, however, like to see some changes within your government, but doubt whether or not the populace has the information or ability to affect those changes. Which, oddly enough, describes our own domestic situation fairly accurately!
TL;DR - the world is fucked, enjoy your time here.