Last month it was Kim Jung Un. This month it’s Vladimir Putin in the spotlight for Donald Trumps’ photo-ops. Trump spent his campaign and the first half of his administration praising and defending Putin as a great leader and champion of his people. This administration unlike any other in modern history has effectively embraced tyrannical leaders around the world. He has praised Putin of Russia, Duterte of the Philippines, Maduro of Venezuela and Xi of China, all dictatorial leaders in their respective Countries.
In the past few weeks Trump has embarrassed the American people at a NATO Summit, bashed the Prime Minister of the UK, and accused Germany of supporting the Putin Regime by purchasing natural gas from Russia, while claiming that he might be able to make friends with the notorious Russian leader.
Not surprisingly the summit with Kim Jung Un is unraveling as a win for North Korea and a loss for America. As in the past, the North Koreans are showing signs of ignoring their agreement’s by continuing to enhance aspects of their nuclear program, in the wake of Trump’s announcement that “…North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat …”. It will be interesting to see what wool Putin pulls over Trump’s un-prepared eyes.
Trump has proven that as a diplomat on the world stage he gets failing grades. As a domestic leader and policy writer he gets failing grades. As the leader of the Free World by showing compassion for refugees fleeing war torn or corrupt governments, he gets failing grades. On all levels of his Presidency, Trump gets failing grades except for one. Playing to his base of blind followers, spineless Republican Congressmen, and of course his family by enriching himself and his family while violating historical Presidential precedence in promoting Trump investments all over the world from the Oval Office.
While this Administration has made a mockery of the highest office in the land our Country’s enemies are gearing up for another hacking of our 2018 & 2020 elections according to his own Justice Department, FBI and Home Land Security; but not Donald Trump. He still insists on calling the Mueller investigation a hoax and a witch-hunt regardless of the numerous indictments, guilty pleas and documented evidence on the contrary.
But I’m Just Saying!