President Trump’s actions over the last eight months have caused many foreign leaders to question his fitness to lead the country. European politicians, in particular, have been particularly troubled by Trump’s behavior, especially his penchant for using Twitter to attack other foreign leaders and make important declarations.
Last month, several diplomats from Europe spoke anonymously to BuzzFeed about their concerns and suggested Trump had the ability to start a third world war with just one poorly worded tweet.
Swedish political Carl Bildt, who currently serves as a co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, has made it clear that he feels the same way about Trump’s Twitter habits. On Sunday morning, Bildt used Trump’s favorite social media platform to mock him. He tweeted about the president:
He tweeted about the president:
The majority of people who responded to Bildt’s tweet seemed to find it humorous, although it may have been a little too accurate for some.
Shortly after he posted the above tweet, Bildt also commented on the news that Trump is considering ending KORUS, the U.S.’s trade deal with South Korea. The White House announced over the weekend that Trump could announce the withdrawal from the deal as early as this coming Tuesday.
About this possibility, Bildt said:
‘US withdrawal from South Korea trade deal is wrong at any time, but plainly stupid at this time. Allies in crisis.’
A number of experts have said that they feel the same way Bildt does about Trump ending the trade deal. They’ve warned that doing so would send a dangerous message about the U.S.’s interest in working with Asian countries. Tami Overby, the U.S Chamber of Commerce’s senior vice president for Asia, said about the ramifications of the withdrawal:
‘The U.S will lose significant market share to the EU, Australia, China, and others while sending a very dangerous message that America is not interested in doing business in Asia.’
Trump doesn’t seem too concerned about the opinions of Bildt or anyone else, though. In fact, he added fuel to the fire on Sunday when, shortly after news broke about North Korea testing a hydrogen bomb, he announced via Twitter that he was considering ending trade with all of the countries that currently do business with North Korea.
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