Remember that time a POTUS-Elect gushed about wanting to meet someone and that someone gave an “icy glare,” then sent the POTUS-Elect to his place in the time-out corner?
That really just happened!
Still paying for his 2005 comments, POTUS-Elect Trump had to eat another serving of crow on Sunday when British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned Trump’s allusion to grabbing women by the vagina in an interview with Sky News.
He’ll likely soon spin this and say he is the victim of his kindness not being reciprocated, but Trump opened himself up to the public critique he received from May when he tweeted about how much he “can’t wait to meet” her.
I look very much forward to meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in Washington in the Spring. Britain, a longtime U.S. ally, is very special!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2017
Trump must realize a few things if he truly wants the respect of other world leaders. Among those things, Trump must display that he understands that this country can’t be run from social media. The level of scrutiny he will continue to be under will be to his demise if he continues to address certain matters in such informal and often immature ways.
As a result of Trump’s preference of tweeting instead of communicating in more professional ways, today Theresa May joined the ranks of those who have let Trump know that they’re not here for his privileged, discriminatory, pompous and disgusting rhetoric.
While serving her best “don’t play with me,” face, Prime Minister May said Trump’s comments were “unacceptable.”
Let’s be honest, Trump’s comments were “unacceptable” and if President Obama had been recorded talking about grabbing women’s vagina’s, he wouldn’t have been elected.
May remained poised as she addressed her feelings about Trump’s comments. Ms. May didn’t take the bait and go any deeper about how she feels about Trump.
Ms. May did make it clear that Great Britain’s relationship with the US is one that gives her license to speak on matters that she feels aren’t in line with Great Britains ideals:
‘It’s based on shared values and it is a relationship where, actually in the UK, we feel we can say to the US if we disagree with something that they are doing.’
This will not be the last of Trump having to answer to world leaders about his words and those of his supporters.
A person’s past actions, words, and connections are used to impact whether or not voters deemed the person as Commander-In-Chief appropriate. Since such has not been the case with Trump, he is going to have to accept the fact that the next four years will be full of people holding him accountable for things that those who voted for him failed to.
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