A picture is worth a thousand words

Trump G7

“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;

Highchair G7

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.

About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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4 Responses to A picture is worth a thousand words

  1. William Tell says:

    I really, really don’t get this whole trade thing, especially on the eve of today’s Kim summit. Your readers might find interest in the original “Ugly American,” a 1958 novel and movie starkly prophetic of Viet Nam: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly_American.

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  2. The high chair graphic says it all. God help us….a wannabe dictator is meeting with a full-fledged dictator in Singapore.

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  3. Nan says:

    Nearly every post of yours says exactly what I’ve been thinking but am unable to put into the so-very-descriptive words you use.

    Re the Kim Jong-un meeting … does tRumpsky truly believe he can get Kimmy-baby to do away with all his nuclear weapons while the U.S. hangs on to theirs? Somehow, this seems a bit off-balance. 😕 But maybe it’s just me.

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    • The spin on this meeting will be this;
      1. Kim Jong-un wins because he faced down the big bad Donald and got an autographed picture for the N.K. papers to publish.
      2. The Donald “WINS” if he gets nothing or walks away or even gets a killer case of diarrhea,

      The only losers in all of this are the American tax payers. This is a photo op, a power grab, an ego stroke, a TV reality show for both of these little boys with bad haircuts. Nothing more, nothing less but both will be able to recall when they are old and feeble, remember that time when…..

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