“PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our
@G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!” – Trump tweet 6-9-18
The Ugly American is a term used to describe an American who behaves offensively when abroad. Unfortunately, Trump has redefined that term for many of us. Not only does he act like a boorish, infantile, pig abroad but at home as well.
Look at the picture above. What you see depends on which side of the line you stand behind. If you are a Trumper you see a tough, no-nonsense, businessman attempting to stand-up for America. You revel in his crude language, his bully tactics and irreverent behavior. You see a man willing to piss off our “friends” but you ignore the fact that he not only supports our “enemies” but admires and covets their power and authority.
If you stand on the other side of the line opposite the Trumpers as I do, the image below sums up our and apparently the rest of the nations in the G7 feelings about baby Donald;
That the Toddler-in-Chief throws temper tantrums isn’t really a big surprise. Over the course of the last two years information has leaked out about how he likes to cuss and scream at people. Tear official documents up, which requires his staff to tape them back together and the amount of time he sits in his residency and sulks watching Fox News. Trump is obsessed with himself and his perceived image. Every moment that he has on a suit and his hair is coiffed together is a photo opportunity, a chance for him to hear the Trump name and expand his brand.
But his juvenile display at the G7 was over the top even for him which is why he needed all the tweets to set the record straight. It was also why his surrogates made the rounds of all the Sunday news programs not defending but justifying his behavior. There were a number of awkward conversations Sunday morning and a lot of news personalities that had a difficult time keeping a straight face.
“Sorry, we cannot let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on Trade anymore. We must put the American worker first!” – Trump tweet 6-10-18
White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow noted on one Sunday morning news program that Trump’s G7 “performance” was basically just a show for the upcoming talks with North Korea; “POTUS is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around … on the eve of this. He’s not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiations with North Korea.” In reality, everything with Trump is a just show. Trump lives by the old W.C. Fields mantra that “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit” and certainly, as we all know, he is the King of Bullshit.
What can we expect from the Trump and Kim Jong-un summit? Pictures, lots of pictures. Pictures of Trump scowling. Pictures of Trump with that dumb-ass grin on his face and giving the world the old thumbs-up. And pictures of Trump “deep in thought”. What is he thinking about? Porn-stars, cheeseburgers, wondering how his hair looks, cheating at golf, his boyfriend Sean Hannity, anything and everything other than you and I.