“Our world has never been so divided,” French President Emmanuel Macron said as the talks broke up. “Centripetal forces have never been so powerful. Our common goods have never been so threatened.”
Have you ever considered that Vladimir Putin’s interference to aid Trump in the November election had a far more dire purpose? Think about it. America has never been as separated from its allies since the end of WWII. Not even George W. Bush’s Iraq debacle caused such a level of alienation.
The G20 Summit left world leaders fearful of our ignorant and illegitimate president. All other 19 participants agree that climate change, caused by man, is the greatest danger to the world. Trump continues to claim that it is a hoax created by the Chinese. Trump’s refusal to negotiate trade agreements concerns all of the other countries involved. Of course, one of the big problems is that Trump’s “Art of the Deal” was as larcenous as was ‘Trump University.’ Trump is not a negotiator or a diplomat; he is a bully.
“I will not concede anything in the direction of those who are pushing against multilateralism,” Macron said, without directly referring to Trump. “We need better coordination, more coordination. We need those organizations that were created out of the Second World War. Otherwise we will be moving back toward narrow-minded nationalism.”
When will Trump supporters admit that they elected Trump because he is a white nationalist who supports their vile beliefs, not because he is a leader; he has proven many times that he wants America to move backwards; a leader moves bravely forward. Trump is an unfit coward, and is harming the people of our nation every day he is allowed to defile the White House.
Angela Merkel reiterated the need for America to be part of the Paris Accord. Only two other nations refuse to participate; Syria and Nicaragua.
“Wherever there is no consensus that can be achieved, disagreement has to be made clear,” Merkel said at the end of the summit. “Unfortunately, and I deplore this, the United States of America left the climate agreement.”
The Trump Effect is spreading around the world, and that’s not good for the future of our planet. However, it may be ideal for Putin and Trump’s plan for a ‘New World Order.’
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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