When Trump was running for President, he frequently said the U.S. needed a President who was not a joke in the eyes of the world: “We need a President who isn’t a laughing stock to the entire world. We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning.”
World leaders laughed at Trump yesterday. Openly and publicly as he addressed them at the United Nations.
Laughter occurred two times.
First, when Trump said, “In less than 2 years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.”
The laugh from all followed.
The second time involved the German delegation openly laughing when Trump claimed Germany was becoming “totally dependent on Russian energy.”
The man is a buffoon. He makes a mockery not only of our Nation, but each and every one of us. I am sure the thought of other peoples is….. What has happened to the American people?
Nothing like throwing gasoline on a fire. Trump did it with China.
The U.S. and China are in a major trade war. The trade war of all trade wars. To further aggravate China and let them know he was no pussy, Trump authorized a $330 million military sale to Taiwan.
China’s ire obvious. For the time, China merely said that the action jeopardizes Sino-U.S. cooperation.
I fear if the trade war continues tit for tat, what began as a trade war will turn into a military one. You can only push some one or nation around so long.
Our government is degenerating. The Presidency with Trump. Our Congress as it behaves. The Kavanaugh war a perfect example. The Senate is not distinguishing itself.
Civility is a dying art. It is like respect. If you do not give respect, you should not expect it in return.
Most in this country feel they are constantly being defecated upon. By the “elite.” Understandably so. Since the 1980’s, things have gotten decidedly better for important people and worse for everyone else.
Ted Cruz and his wife Heidi were having dinner at the expensive Fiola Restaurant in Washington. A group approached and began heckling the Senator and wanting to know his position on Kavanaugh.
Though I agree with the hecklers, I would not confront the Senator in the fashion they did. Not my way. On the other hand, these people have a right to disturb the Senator as they did. A restaurant interruption is public approbation in a small way. The elite should not be immune from the consequences of their behavior.
The confrontation small. However to be expected by the affluent these days. A people being jerked around will respond in various ways.
I have 2 observations.
First, what was Cruz doing in Washington? He was not required in Washington till thursday for the Kavanaugh hearing. He is in a tight race in Texas for his Senate seat. Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running a neck and neck race against him.
Cruz must be overly confident.
Fiola is one of Washington’s most expensive restaurants. The menu pre-fix. $90-$145. Wine prices off the wall. Not a dinner for two that most can afford.
An Irma update.
Irma occurred more than a year ago. Woeful stories continue to pop up.
A Big Coppitt family lived in a home erected to withstand a category 5 hurricane. Strongest concrete, hurricane proof doors and windows. The family opted to ride out Irma in their home.
The Blue Paper recently revealed a story untold. The category 5 home did not hold up. Irma came into the house.
The family reported the house began to shake. A crash was heard in the children’s bedroom. Two young children were in the bedroom with the door closed.
The door flew open. The young son came out with blood matting his blond hair. His injury required 10-12 stitches. The daughter at first could not be located. Later found unharmed.
The hurricane was in the bedroom. A window and part of a wall gone.
My podcast Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou last night. First talking show I have done in several days. My bronchial condition made it difficult to speak.
I spent half the show talking about David Wolkowsky. My friend, Key West’s friend, who died in his sleep sunday night at 99 years of age. A rare individual.
Enjoy your day!