Thursday, February 02, 2017

This guy

What is wrong with Trump?  The Atlantic: "Donald Trump's Blunder Down Under - Citizens of an unusually close ally now regard the president as a volatile, vainglorious, untrustworthy bully after he needlessly disrespected their leader in a phone call."

I guess we need to piss off allies in every hemisphere now.  I'm getting the impression that Trump is like Harry Truman's assessment of Eisenhower's pending Presidency:
When contemplating General Eisenhower winning the Presidential election, Truman said, “He’ll sit here, and he’ll say, ‘Do this! Do that!’ And nothing will happen. Poor Ike—it won’t be a bit like the Army. He’ll find it very frustrating.”
Disclaimer: Trump is not Eisenhower.


Anonymous said...

"Obama's narcissistic ego." "Obama's incompetence." "Obama weakening America's reputation around the world." Ah, sweet memories.

Roger Bournival said...

One big difference there, bunky - Trump loves this country. Obama did his best to trash it.

Eric2 said...

So far Trump has been boorish and undisciplined.

But nobody will ever be as arrogant and incompetent as Obama.

Anonymous said...

Those responses would be less embarrassing if you believed them.

Roger Bournival said...

Another thing to keep in mind - Turnbull engineered a coup a few years ago that got Tony Abbott kicked out as PM. Abbott was reliably conservative; Turnbull's a squish and is not trusted by the Liberals / Coalition.