President Donald Trump with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, second from left, at the Group of 20 conference in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday. CreditStephen Crowley/The New York Times
Donald Trump delights in being the contrarian isolationist, pulling America out of the international scene with his right-wing, America First mentality. Millions of Americans are worried sick about the practical implications of his attitude and policies that America is the world's top dog and we no longer need to play nice in the community of nations.
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, the host of the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, opened it by acknowledging the differences between the United States and the rest of the countries. While “compromise can only be found if we accommodate each other’s views,” she said, “we can also say, we differ.”
As American Democrats and many Republicans struggled for just the right words to sum up Trump's total loss of interest in and position of respect in the new world order created by his presidency, it was Australian journalist Chris Uhlmann who described Trump as an "uneasy, lonely, awkward figure" at the meeting before going even further, saying that America's president has no desire and no capacity to lead the world."
His video has gone viral in a massive way!