- Donald Trump has pressed fast-forward on the decline of the United States as a global leader.
- He managed to isolate his nation, to confuse and alienate his allies, and to diminish America.
- He has no desire and no capacity to lead the free world.
In the mind of Donald Trump, his appearance at the recent G-20 summit (or any and everywhere, for that matter) was a colossal success. However, an Australian television station wasn’t at all impressed and declared his performance a colossal failure!
For Trump, his M.O. has always been to attempt to control the media and dictate the perception he wants the masses to believe about him. That game was not a roadblock for Chris Uhlmann, the political editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, who delivered a scathing report against “The Donald” on Sunday, describing how he has quickly diminished the respect of America in the world.
“We learned that Donald Trump has pressed fast-forward on the decline of the United States as a global leader,” Uhlmann said in an on-air segment that has since gone global. “He managed to isolate his nation, to confuse and alienate his allies, and to diminish America.”
Uhlmann went on to describe Trump as “an uneasy, lonely, awkward figure” at the gathering of world leaders in Hamburg, Germany, adding: “And you got the strong sense that some of the leaders are trying to find the best way to work around him.”
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The U.S. president has a “particular skill set. He’s identified an illness in Western democracies, but he has no cure for it and seems intent on exploiting it,” Uhlmann continued. “He has no desire and no capacity to lead the free world.”
His words came as angry citizens in the US criticized Trump for allowing his unelected, unskilled, and non-government official daughter, Ivanka, to sit in for him among world leaders while he was “too busy” and wished to attend to — ahem — “other things.”
“The president had an opportunity to put pressure on Russia and China by delivering a G-20 statement condemning North Korea’s nuclear provocations,” he said. “Other leaders expected it. They were prepared to back it, but it never came.”
Uhlmann was not done but was merely warming up.
He added that although Trump’s speech in Poland was well received, it didn’t reveal his true feelings about the world because it was written for him.
“There’s a tendency among some hopeful souls to confuse the speeches written for Trump with the thoughts of the man himself — he did make some interesting, scripted observations in Poland about defending the values of the West,” Uhlmann said. “And he’s in a unique position. He’s the one man who has the power to do something about it. But it’s the unscripted Trump that’s real.”
Uhlmann then delved into Trump’s undisciplined Twitter addiction.
“[He is] a man who barks out bile in 140 characters, who wastes his precious days as president at war with the West’s institutions — like the judiciary, independent government agencies, and the free press,” Uhlmann said.
“Donald Trump’s a man who craves power because it burnishes his celebrity,” Uhlmann continued. “To be constantly talking and talked about is all that really matters, and there is no value placed on the meaning of words — so what’s said one day can be discarded the next.”
Uhlmann concluded his words by saying: “Some will cheer the decline of America” on the world stage, “but I think we’ll miss it when it’s gone.”
By Sunday afternoon, testimonials from around the world flooded social media in agreement with Uhlmann’s report.
‘[He] is the first journalist to accurately assess the reign of Donald Trump, and what he just did to America,’ the Rebel Action Network tweeted.
‘Sadly, your assessment of Trump is dead-on. We Americans and the world deserve better than this incompetent, incoherent ignoramus,’ Shelly Sure said.
‘Trump has brought shame on America, he is the laughing-stock of the world,’ PrairieWind Creation added.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, THIS is what the world thinks of our elected leader. THIS is how the world now views America!