Saturday, July 8, 2017

Putin's "Stunning Victory" Over The U.S., Courtesy Of Trump

A few reactions to the G20 summit so far and the meeting performance review yesterday between murderous Russian autocrat Vladimir "Vlad the Invader" Putin and his obsequious chew toy Donald "Rump" Trump (many h/t Balloon Juice):

David Gergen, the Zelig of Washington, said:
“This is the first time I’ve seen a President come to a G-20 meeting in which he’s no longer regarded as the leader, no longer regarded as the world leader. That is troubling.”
It's also completely understandable, at least by the rest of the world. (Gergen later executed a 180 on Rump, demonstrating why he's a swamp survivor and a thoroughly untrustworthy observer.)

Our pariah "president":

BONUS:  Here's more on how Rump has played into Putin's hands and alienated us from the rest of the world (please read the entire article):
The growing international isolation of the United States under President Trump was starkly apparent Friday as the leaders of major world economies mounted a nearly united opposition front against Washington on issues ranging from climate to free trade. 
At a gathering of the Group of 20 world economic powers — normally a venue for drab displays of international comity — there were tough clashes with the United States and even talk of a possible transatlantic trade war. 
The tensions were a measure of Trump’s sharp break with previous U.S. policies. They were also a warning signal of Washington’s diminished clout, as the leaders of the other nations who gathered in Hamburg mulled whether to fix their signatures to statements that would exclude Trump or to find some sort of compromise. Two European officials said they were leaning toward a united front against Washington.
If none of this disturbs you, please don't consider yourself a patriotic American.


DivaNewYork said...

This fucking guy. It's amazing how isolated he (and we) have become. Sad!

W. Hackwhacker said...

It didn't take long for the damage to be done, did it, Diva.

DivaNewYork said...

It sure didn't, Hackie. I'm wondering how we'll ever undo the damage this maniac has done. Gutting federal departments, leaving our few diplomats to fend for themselves, isolating himself and his band of criminals in the White House. And the GOP just sits there with their thumbs up their asses.

Sorry, I'm just blowing off steam.