On Friday, President Trump met with Angela Merkel for his first personal meeting with the German Chancellor. Previously he had called Merkel’s policies ‘insane’ and a ‘disaster’ for Germany. He also repeatedly claimed that Germany wasn’t paying their share for NATO and to ante up.
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At the conclusion of their daylong meeting, neither leader said a lot about how their overall discussions went. Trump said he brought up the NATO thing; Merkel acknowledged his view. Trump said he expected the United States to do “fantastically well” in trade with Germany. Merkel replied that she hoped the United States would resume trade agreement talks with the European Union soon. Trump seemed not to grasp what negotiations Merkel was referring to.
Turning then towards more familiar territory, Trump told an Obama phone tapping joke Merkel didn’t appear to understand. Then he refused, for some reason, to shake her hand when she offered it twice. That was it.
The next day, Germany’s Das Bild assessed the meeting as: “It could have been a lot worse” which seemed to be about as positive as anyone could be. Trump, of course, disagreed. On Saturday morning during his early morning potty time he tweeted: “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” perplexing most of us as to what FAKE NEWS he was referring to this time.
It would have been a good stopping point for the President but he could not help himself. Trump then immediately added: “Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!” Of course that is not how NATO works at all, but does it matter? Trump lives in a black and white world of simple stories purporting to explain complex things. It works for him and his millions of idiot savant followers.
He Came For The Kimchi But Just Got Room Service
Spin around the globe and there is Rex Tillerson former petroleum company mogul now running this country’s foreign policy with doofus Donald. Both of them are out to get that bad hombre Kim Jong-un.
So on Saturday, Tillerson is in South Korea fuming after Donald’s Friday morning poopy tweet that North Korea “was behaving very badly’. In a press conference, Tillerson took of the gloves and said nothing is off the table in showing that fat little mutton head his place in the world – including, Rex emphasized, “military options”.
Oh, that’s just the type of talk that gets Kim trembling in his boots. The fleckless dictator responded about how his new rocket engines would shake the earth. Dipshit back to dipshit.
The next day, Tillerson was in China. China is big boy pants land and Tillerson’s tune was completely different. There he endorsed China Foreign Secretary Wang’s statement that “No matter what happens, we have to stay committed to diplomatic means as a way to seek peaceful settlement.”
Kim Jong-un is bound to be confused now. Likely so is Trump. The President was remarkably silent during Sunday’s bowel movement.
All of this is a lot of fun. Goofy guys with no experience in government or diplomacy more or less making it up as they go along. On Sunday, an English columnist in the Telegraph observed that the guardianship of democracy was moving from the United States to Germany. Good for democracy. I just wish it would easier for the rest of us to follow it there too.
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