G-20 2017 “Class Photo” in Hamburg (July 7, 2017)
(Trump was far left then Fr. Pres. Emmanuel Macron.ran up to stand by him
and take away his embarrassment)
Introduction: G-20 2017 for Trump near utter failure on just about all fronts. Detailed excellent story here from the NY TIMES:
Regarding Trump’s attitude and approach to government in general and not world events and duties as president, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and a few other GOPers have noted and said that when Mr. Trump screws up, and he does crazy-ass things almost daily it seems, that: “Well that’s who he is. He is still learning the ways of Washington and a novice at politics about how the game is played.”
My Note: Yes, he is a novice and a dangerous one, too. BTW, Mr. Ryan and others too blind to see or admit to what you see, being President of the United States IS NOT a fricking game. BTW where is his finger? I’ll tell you, it’s near the “red button” as they say. I don’t mean his finger in the wind, or his finger in our collective eye, or even his middle finger at the world. I mean near the WWIII nuclear trigger which demands a level-headed, logical think – of which he is not. A simple Rick Perry “Oops” will not suffice after the fact, either…!!!
The handshake heard around the world...
From the TIMES article this stinging rebuke: “Where previous American leaders saw their power as a benevolent force, and were intent on spreading prosperity through open markets and multilateral cooperation, Mr. Trump has portrayed himself as a nationalist, a unilateralist and a protectionist, eager to save American jobs.” And nowhere was Mr. Trump’s isolation more evident than on the issue of trade.
Summary: “What recent events have underscored, though — and especially at this G-20 — is that no nation is today large or powerful enough to impose rules on everyone else. In advancing his views, Mr. Trump has alienated allies and made the United States seem like its own private island.”
Finally I wanted to post graph extract from The Guardian with a key question regarding the “real Donald” and his dealing with the truth:
More at the NY TIMES link above … a very good read to say the least.
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