To say that Trump’s travels abroad were a gross display of his lack of diplomacy and regard for etiquette, is a vast understatement. Top on the list of ways Donald Trump embarrassed himself and the United States are his playground bully shove of the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Duško Marković, and the manner in which Trump slighted NATO member countries during his speech.
Now, the backlash of Trump’s antics are starting, and it couldn’t be happening at a worse time. Just as Trump is so willingly pushing the U.S. to war and so carelessly using military force, key loyal allies such as Britain are vocally rejecting Trump, his so-called leadership style, and his failure to reciprocate the respect that he demands other world leaders have of him.
Sadly, Theresa May and Britain aren’t alone in their realization that the American ally they’ve grown accustomed to, isn’t as reliable as it has been in the past. The New York Times tweeted a story that is quite telling in the tale of the damage Donald Trump is doing to foreign relations:
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany: “There are no signs of whether the U.S. will stay in the Paris accords or not.” https://t.co/73jJhio8Rd
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 28, 2017
The Times reports that Merkel boldly asserted:
‘The times in which we could rely fully on others, they are somewhat over.’
For anyone who will claim that Merkel isn’t talking specifically about Trump or Germany’s relationship with the U.S., she gets quite specific as to when she had her revelation:
‘This is what I experienced in the last few days.’
Per the usual, Donald Trump thinks quite highly of his time abroad and doesn’t seem to see the problem with any of his actions. He tweeted a self-absorbed message about how successful his trip was and once again showed how clueless he is about the damage he has done:
Just returned from Europe. Trip was a great success for America. Hard work but big results!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017
The Paris climate agreement was the biggest divide between the United States and countries like Germany. However, Trump’s scolding of NATO countries about his belief that no one but the U.S. is contributing financially as it should be, rubbed world leaders wrong, as well.
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