Sunday, May 28, 2017

Merkel Writes Off America, Britain as "Reliable Partners" for Europe

Angela Merkel, it seems, has had her fill of the America's fatuous president and Britain's cadaverous prime minister also.  Having endured Trump and May first at the NATO summit and then the G7, Merkel - a.k.a. new Leader of the Free World - said the U.S. and the U.K. can no longer be considered Europe's "reliable partners."

Merkel's comments came on the heels of what she called a "difficult" and "unsatisfactory" G7 summit. The summit included leaders of the US, UK, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and Italy, and Merkel characterized the discussions as "six against one."

Trump's platform often runs counter to those endorsed by other G7 members, especially as it relates to issues like climate change, immigration, and trade.

At the end of the G7 summit on Saturday, Trump refused to endorse the Paris climate pact, saying he needed more time to decide.

However, Axios reported that Trump had already made his decision. Trump reportedly told multiple people, including Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, that he would be pulling out of the deal, according to three sources with knowledge of the conversations.
Trump really did make a first class ass of himself on his 2017 Boor Tour to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, the NATO heads of state meeting and the G7 Summit. Fortunately for Trump, many Americans are no longer capable of being embarrassed by their president.

Here, Merkel celebrates the return of a Trump-free Europe:


Toby said...

Can we finally dump NATO? While it is possible to make a case for a North Atlantic Treaty but not as an extension of, and excuse for, US foreign policy and military adventures.

I'm with Merkel on this one. Now if only Justine would join her . . . .

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John B. said...

Is Trump smirking in that picture? The smug expression on his face seems to saying something like, "So if I'm such a nitwit, what are all the rest of you nitwits doing here standing on this slab looking at me?"