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Trump Goes to War Against the Democracies
Jun 10th, 2018 at 1:55pm
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Trump Goes to War Against the Democracies

“He’s like Heath Ledger’s Joker—but without the operational excellence.” That was the grim after-action assessment of one senior G7 official with whom I spoke in the shocked aftermath of President Donald Trump’s savage post-summit tweets.

To the very last minute, the Charlevoix summit seemed business-no-worse-than-usual. Trump had arrived at the summit in a credible semblance of a jolly mood. He joked about where he would site the condos if he redeveloped the hosting hotel. He assured the other heads of governments not to mind the false reports in the media. We’re all still friends, he said. We’re going to make a deal.

The United States still being the United States, the deal was made on America-friendly terms. Language praising the “rules-based international order” was struck to appease Trump. His aides explained: The guy campaigned against a system his voters think is broken. He can’t sign a document praising that system.

During the sessions, he was visibly swayed by the appeal from the other democratic leaders: The senior G7 official characterized the mood of accord that seemed to be taking hold during the summit hours: What are we fighting over? We’ve built something that has delivered more prosperity for more people than the world has ever seen. Can’t we keep it working? In the moment, Trump seemed to share the mood.

Whether or not the president’s demands made any sense even from the most parochial American point of view, his demands were to a considerable extent accommodated. Trump had issued orders, sent his people out to war, and won victories for his idiosyncratic approach to foreign affairs. As late as 3:30 on Saturday afternoon, all the conferees thought that the facade of Western unity had survived another day, another summit.

Not even the president’s testy Saturday morning attack-CNN press conference shook the assembly. On his way to the podium, he winked and joked—a performer about to mount a show. “Trump’s gonna Trump,” an official from another G7 government quipped to the official to whom I spoke.

Like some nightmare family Thanksgiving from which the most difficult relative departs first, everybody breathed easier when the president at last left. Perhaps after all, it was sort of a success?

Then, something happened. From Air Force One, the president emitted a vituperative series of tweets aimed at his Canadian counterpart. What had triggered him? Had he belatedly seen that photograph of Angela Merkel looming over him? As many have said: Trump thinks in images, not ideas. Who could ever know? Trump probably does not know himself.

Ominously too: Once Trump started tweeting out abuse, the snakepit of hissing, warring aides around the president suddenly competed to amplify and deepen the quarrel. At 6:56 pm, National-Security Adviser John Bolton tweeted out his own version of the offending image of Merkel topping Trump—only with a caption reinterpreting the scene as proof of Trump’s strength and defiance. “Just another #G7 where other countries expect America will always be their bank. The President made it clear today. No more.” On pro-Trump Twitter—and then on pro-Trump TV and radio—that would almost instantly consolidate the new message line. The allies had tried to muscle the strong-willed president. But he had held firm.

Of course, all this blatantly contradicts yesterday’s message line.


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Re: Trump Goes to War Against the Democracies
Reply #1 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:18pm
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Why does Trump hate our allies and love authoritarian governments
  

Jasmine wrote on May 6th, 2018 at 7:43pm:
Yes, I heard about this. Just goes to show McLame’s true loyalties. Hopefully, I will go to his funeral very, very soon.


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Wadsworth wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:18pm:
Why does Trump hate our allies and love authoritarian governments


Maybe our allies are authoritarian governments?
  

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Genesee wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:20pm:
Maybe our allies are authoritarian governments?

I hope you don't believe that.
  

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Yes, I heard about this. Just goes to show McLame’s true loyalties. Hopefully, I will go to his funeral very, very soon.


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Wadsworth wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:21pm:
I hope you don't believe that.


And....?
  

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Vypr wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 1:55pm:
Trump Goes to War Against the Democracies

“He’s like Heath Ledger’s Joker—but without the operational excellence.” That was the grim after-action assessment of one senior G7 official with whom I spoke in the shocked aftermath of President Donald Trump’s savage post-summit tweets.

To the very last minute, the Charlevoix summit seemed business-no-worse-than-usual. Trump had arrived at the summit in a credible semblance of a jolly mood. He joked about where he would site the condos if he redeveloped the hosting hotel. He assured the other heads of governments not to mind the false reports in the media. We’re all still friends, he said. We’re going to make a deal.

The United States still being the United States, the deal was made on America-friendly terms. Language praising the “rules-based international order” was struck to appease Trump. His aides explained: The guy campaigned against a system his voters think is broken. He can’t sign a document praising that system.

During the sessions, he was visibly swayed by the appeal from the other democratic leaders: The senior G7 official characterized the mood of accord that seemed to be taking hold during the summit hours: What are we fighting over? We’ve built something that has delivered more prosperity for more people than the world has ever seen. Can’t we keep it working? In the moment, Trump seemed to share the mood.

Whether or not the president’s demands made any sense even from the most parochial American point of view, his demands were to a considerable extent accommodated. Trump had issued orders, sent his people out to war, and won victories for his idiosyncratic approach to foreign affairs. As late as 3:30 on Saturday afternoon, all the conferees thought that the facade of Western unity had survived another day, another summit.

Not even the president’s testy Saturday morning attack-CNN press conference shook the assembly. On his way to the podium, he winked and joked—a performer about to mount a show. “Trump’s gonna Trump,” an official from another G7 government quipped to the official to whom I spoke.

Like some nightmare family Thanksgiving from which the most difficult relative departs first, everybody breathed easier when the president at last left. Perhaps after all, it was sort of a success?

Then, something happened. From Air Force One, the president emitted a vituperative series of tweets aimed at his Canadian counterpart. What had triggered him? Had he belatedly seen that photograph of Angela Merkel looming over him? As many have said: Trump thinks in images, not ideas. Who could ever know? Trump probably does not know himself.

Ominously too: Once Trump started tweeting out abuse, the snakepit of hissing, warring aides around the president suddenly competed to amplify and deepen the quarrel. At 6:56 pm, National-Security Adviser John Bolton tweeted out his own version of the offending image of Merkel topping Trump—only with a caption reinterpreting the scene as proof of Trump’s strength and defiance. “Just another #G7 where other countries expect America will always be their bank. The President made it clear today. No more.” On pro-Trump Twitter—and then on pro-Trump TV and radio—that would almost instantly consolidate the new message line. The allies had tried to muscle the strong-willed president. But he had held firm.

Of course, all this blatantly contradicts yesterday’s message line.


FULL:
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/06/trump-g7/562487/









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Vypr, .. you IGNORAMUS!   Grin

You don't know shit, .. and then you spread your ignorant leftist propaganda, no less.

America's so called, 'friends' .. have been SCREWING America for a very very long time, and taking financial advantage of America, you idiot. -- but, then, you did not know that, did you, you young dumb quisling?
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Reply #6 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:28pm
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stu_gatze wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:26pm:
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Vypr, .. you IGNORAMUS!   Grin

You don't know shit, .. and then you spread your ignorant leftist propaganda, no less.

America's so called, 'friends' .. have been SCREWING America for a very very long time, and taking financial advantage of America, you idiot. -- but, then, you did not know that, did you, you young dumb quisling?
                          Grin     Smiley      Grin

So we have no friends in this world, I guess Embarrassed
  

Jasmine wrote on May 6th, 2018 at 7:43pm:
Yes, I heard about this. Just goes to show McLame’s true loyalties. Hopefully, I will go to his funeral very, very soon.


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Reply #7 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:29pm
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Wadsworth wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:18pm:
Why does Trump hate our allies and love authoritarian governments

Ask CNN, they can make up a stupid answer for that stupid question.

I may not handle it the way he is, but he's not wrong. We do get screwed on deals.
  

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stu_gatze wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:26pm:
Vypr, .. you IGNORAMUS![/size] 

You don't know shit, .. and then you spread your ignorant leftist propaganda, no less.[/size]

America's so called, 'friends' .. have been SCREWING America for a very very long time, and taking financial advantage of America, you idiot. -- but, then, you did not know that, did you, you young dumb quisling?[/size]
                         


Shove it where the sun don't shine, moron.
  

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Re: Trump Goes to War Against the Democracies
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stu_gatze wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:26pm:
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Vypr, .. you IGNORAMUS!   Grin

You don't know shit, .. and then you spread your ignorant leftist propaganda, no less.

America's so called, 'friends' .. have been SCREWING America for a very very long time, and taking financial advantage of America, you idiot. -- but, then, you did not know that, did you, you young dumb quisling?
                          Grin     Smiley      Grin

Coming from the LNF token racist POS, I'll take your words for what they are worth Stormfront Stuporman.



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