Sunday, July 9, 2017

Viral Video: Australian Journalist Delivers Brutal Assessment Of Trump At G20 Summit


Retweeted over 30,000 times overnight.

The political director of Australia's ABC delivers a brutal takedown of President Trump at the G20 summit.

His comments, in part:

The G20 became the G19 as it ended. On the Paris climate accords the United States was left isolated and friendless.

It is, apparently, where this US President wants to be as he seeks to turn his nation inward.

Donald Trump has a particular, and limited, skill-set. He has correctly identified an illness at the heart of the Western democracy. But he has no cure for it and seems to just want to exploit it.

He is a character drawn from America's wild west, a travelling medicine showman selling moonshine remedies that will kill the patient.

He was an uneasy, awkward figure at this gathering and you got the strong sense some other leaders were trying to find the best way to work around him.

[snip]

But it is the unscripted Mr Trump that is real. 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.

Some will cheer the decline of America, but I think we'll miss it when it is gone.

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