Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest

The sheer arrogance and ignorance of some within the Trump regime, including Trump himself, is astounding, jaw-dropping and mind numbing!  Keep in mind that U.S. foreign policy is in tatters at the moment.  Donald Trump is literally despised by all truly democratic nations and loved only by autocrats and strongmen dictators.  Trump has no idea how to conduct foreign relations.  Well, given that he is on wife #3, and has cheated on her at least twice that we’re aware of, I think it’s safe to say he has no idea how to conduct relations.  Period.  However, that doesn’t stop him from sticking his nose into others’ business and telling them how to run their countries.  Three examples in the news just this week …


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For starters, we have Richard Grenell back in the news.  You may remember the post I did about him last June when he first went to Germany as the Ambassador from the United States.  Grenell is a former Fox ‘News’ commentator, which should tell you something.  When he first arrived in Germany, he made a fool of himself by criticizing Chancellor Angela Merkel on just about every and any issue he could think of, including immigration.

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Richard Grenell

Grenell is back in the news this week, and at least one German lawmaker is calling for his expulsion, saying he is acting like “a high commissioner of an occupying power.”  In his remarks, Grenell criticized the budget of Germany’s finance minister and said it was unacceptable that the country was once again going to miss its NATO defense spending target.

This is not the role of a diplomat and in fact flies in the face of the very definition of the word ‘diplomacy’!  I hope Germany does send him packing, for he is further damaging relations between the U.S. and Germany that Trump has already rent with his frequent criticisms of Ms. Merkel.  Imagine if Pete Wittig, Germany’s ambassador to the U.S. tried to tell Trump that, say, he is wrong to declare a state of national emergency just to rob the U.S. of funds to build his ego wall.  Trump would expel him in about 2 seconds flat, right?


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Then there was Trump himself, who in all his narcissistic arrogance offered President Macron an unsolicited lecture.

“How is the Paris Environmental Accord working out for France? After 18 weeks of rioting by the Yellow Vest Protesters, I guess not so well!”

After similar comments by Trump last December, France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian appropriately said …

“We do not take domestic American politics into account, and we want that to be reciprocated. I say this to Donald Trump, and the French president says it, too: Leave our nation be.”

It seems to me that Trump’s own nation is in worse shape under his reign than those nations he chooses to criticize and condemn.  Perhaps he should clean up his own house first.


Dumbest

And finally, the very definition of ignominy, is Don Trump, Jr.

Don Trump, Jr., who has proven more than a few times that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and he is truly as much of an idiot as his father, had the unmitigated gall to criticize UK Prime Minister Theresa May for her handling of Brexit.  He went so far as to actually write an OpEd piece published in Britain’s The Telegraph, chastising May … taking her to task for not following the advice of his father! It would be funny, except it isn’t.  He claims that …

“… and ultimately, a process that should have taken only a few short months has become a years-long stalemate.”

A ‘few short months’???  And he knows this because …???  Junior’s international experiences are limited to colluding with the Russians to get his father elected and murdering wild animals in Africa! don-trump-junior.pngTrump the Younger went on to inform the land of the Magna Carta, John Locke and Oliver Cromwell that, in his “expert” view, “democracy in the U.K. is all but dead.”  Say WHAT???  Savvy readers will note that it is the U.S. where democracy is ‘all but dead’ and his father is the very one to have pulled the trigger!  This is simply beyond words … this young idiot, this “chip off the old block”, this killer of beautiful animals … has the nerve to give his unsolicited and unwanted opinion on a topic of which he knows nothing!  Junior has no role in our government, is not a member of the cabinet nor the administration … why does he even speak???  My apologies to all my friends in the UK for this abomination … and his father.


Never before has a United States president acted with such reckless abandon, seemingly intent on destroying every relationship the U.S. has worked toward building since it’s founding.  Never before has a president’s family member taken it upon himself to stick his nose into the business of our allies.  Never before has a madman taken the helm, determined to plow into the largest iceberg he can find at warp speed.  To all our allies, on behalf of We the People, I apologize for the terrible behaviour of the ‘man’ in the White House, his family members and appointees, and hope you will bear with us until we are able to rectify this situation.

48 thoughts on “Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest

  1. After her disgusting comments about blaming MPs for all that’s gone wrong with Brexit right now PM May is even below ‘Thatch’ in my estimation.
    HOWEVER I will defend her against some over-privilaged lack-wit progeny of a draft-dodging adulterous, fraudster who by a quirk of the voting process is in the Whitehouse.

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    • I wondered … one of my readers is very down on Ms. May, and I’ve read some highly critical remarks in other venues, though I hadn’t heard precisely what she said until this afternoon. Sigh. I’ve been feeling very empathetic toward her, for as I told David, I felt like she had been dealt a losing hand to begin with and was doing the best she could. Perhaps I was wrong. Speaking of which … what’s your take on the petition to revoke article 50? Last I heard it had over 3 million signatures. Do you think it will make any difference?

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      • I was supportive of Mrs May in a twisted ‘The Alternatives are so much worse’ way. (looking at you Saint. Jeremy).
        It was indeed a losing hand.
        But I draw the line at a Trump style tantrum over MPs….Cool heads are required at this stage.
        The petition
        My heart is joyful….
        HOWEVER.
        My hard socialist head says something different.
        The original vote for near as dammit 50/50 and the battle lines are as sharp and bitter as anything you would get in the USA.
        The govt line is once the petition reaches 16,000,000 + (inference it would need to exceed the Leave vote in 2016) they will consider it….You dig the sarcasm there?
        The problem is now that the genie is out of the bottle IF the Leave process gets screwed permanently that will result in a lot of ‘Make America Great’ style emotions let loose, which in turn will result in folk going to sign up for any harder Right-Wing party …(Happy days for UKIP and Farage) on the scene. There will be much acrimony, attacks on minorities and possibly the rise of a rather authoritarian style of govt to sort out the mess….Both Labour and Conservative parties might split….(might not be a bad thing) And the odious Johnson B might crawl out of his fetid swamp of intrigue.
        In short it is a whole mess and a classic argument against referenda for anything major.
        Nice petition. I signed it, as a gesture. Apart from that I’m hunkering down and waiting for the hurricane, which I can only hope might just turn out to be a minor tropical storm, and we all look back and say ‘Gosh. That was a to-do’…Some hope.

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        • Ah … so it’s rather like the old expression ‘between a rock and a hard place’. Sigh. Your situation is no better than our own! I thought of you the first time the petition crossed my path. They do the same here, but a petition does not much more than send a message to Congress that we want this or that … legally it carries no weight. And you’re right … this could lead to even more divisiveness and bitterness. I do hope the hurricane turns out to be just a spring squall and passes by quickly. Fingers crossed.

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          • There are times Jill, when I can understand why some folk back in the day thought ‘Universal Suffrage’ was a bad idea.
            Everyone here in complaining about Parliament…..So, like, who voted for Brexit in the first place, a few hundred MPs or millions of ‘ordinary folk’…Uh? Uh?
            Ah the beauty of an hurrrrumph!

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            • I’ve been harrrrumphing a bit myself today. And … sigh … ing. Like you, I can understand the concerns about universal suffrage, but unfortunately, the idiots aren’t born with an ‘I’ birthmark on their foreheads, so it’s sometimes difficult to weed them out until it’s already to late. Sigh.

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              • Nobody wants to know about my ideas of running a stable society (Just going back to my tower to see there are any decent storms on the horizon…..don’t worry it’s only a 10 minute interlude)

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  2. I don’t know whether the Telegraph gave him the space to be serious or tongue in cheek. Whatever, I’ve no doubt the letters page will get plenty of erudite letters from both sides of the Brexit divide that will cut him down to size. Personally I’d like to do that with a large axe. Damn, there goes my pacifist reputation again.
    Cwtch

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    • I’m not sure, either, and I was surprised they did publish his OpEd. I couldn’t read the entirety without subscribing to the Telegraph, which I wasn’t about to do, but got snippets from Reuters and WaPo, enough to get the gist of it. What nerve, eh? Yep, I’m betting the same … that they are inundated with letters from both sides of the Brexit coin, for none would take kindly to our Idiot-in-Chief or his son opining about that which they don’t even understand! No worries … your pacifist reputation is intact … Trump, both Sr and Jr, is enough to try the patience of a saint! You get a pass on this one. 😉
      Cwtch

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  3. Every morning I wake up and say: Is he gone yet? How is it possible for him to keep going lower and lower? But, he does…and he will. I’m beginning to think the Mueller Report will be a huge letdown. Or hell, maybe we won’t even see it. 2020 can’t come fast enough!!

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  4. Jill, it is mind boggling that this would happen from any Presidency. It is even moreso, coming from one who has little right to cast stones, given the poor judgment on many issues by the current US President.

    But, back to the first point. A diplomat is supposed to be tactful. And, Junior has no authority, just a famous last name. Yet, he will likely get his come-uppance soon. Keith

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    • It truly is … my mother used to use the expression “the pot calling the kettle black”. If he were intelligent and well-versed on the issues, I still wouldn’t expect him to tell other nations how to handle complex issues, but given his lack of understanding of any of it, it just makes me shake my head until it rattles!

      I think you’re right about Junior. Perhaps Trump cannot be indicted, but Junior sure as heck can!

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  5. Since the impertinent Grenell came here to us in Berlin, he is playing the role of an imperialist parvenu. it is not the first time that the request came up to expell him, because he is not at all a diplomat or something like an ambassador. He is already a persona non grata here, but I doubt that he will be expelled.

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