This just in: As Trump continues his “wrecking ball” tour of Europe, I thought I would point out a few, very telling issues.
Point #1: Trump has gone out of his way to disparage two people. Angela Merkel and Theresa May, are the leaders of Germany and U.K. respectively. Both of these countries are/were staunch allies of the United States and…both are women. So, in trashing these women, he showed more of his misogynistic behavior while driving a deadly wedge into the heart of our NATO allies. For no apparent reason.
Point #2: Trump called immigration in the E.U. “a very negative thing.” There are a few issues with this. First of all, Trump has no idea what he is talking about. He can’t name 5 member of either the E.U. or NATO. Secondly, this is a patently racist comment. He didn’t say, “illegal immigration.” He referred to immigration in general. He says it is hurting European culture. I think he is really projecting his beliefs about immigration in the United States onto Europe. He thinks the immigration of Non-Whites, and Non-Christians, are hurting our culture here at home. If you agree with him on this, then you are a racist as well.
Point #3: While Trump never hesitates to disparage anyone, anywhere, he has singled out Putin as being exempt from all of that. This begs the question, “Why?” Combine this with the following: (1) Russia banks lent Trump billions when no bank in the United States would touch him, (2) Trump has a history of selling properties to Russians and hugely inflated profits; a red flag for anyone investigating money laundering and (3) Nearly everyone in Trump’s campaign was on Russia’s Christmas card mailing list.
Point #4: When the Mueller investigation indicated several Russians last week, Trump blamed Obama rather than Putin. To me, this is fantastically telling. Just his morning, Trump said Russia didn’t interfere in our elections because Putin told him they didn’t. You might recall that Trump thinks everyone that says anything he does not like is a liar. The press is a liar. All the women accusers are liars. This list goes on and on. But Putin…that is a guy Trump trusts.
Point #5: During an interview, held two days before his meeting with Putin, Trump was asked, “Who are America’s Foes?” His response: “The E.U.” Not Putin, not China, not North Korea but….The European Union.
There are several other things but none of them are new. Things like lying and bullying and doing everything he can to alienate our allies. Strange how this is now so common that it’s no longer front page material.
Time to save the world.
Up, up and away…