It’s not unusual for a testing period to follow an inauguration. It is unusual for every test to be returned with a big red “F.” And unfortunately, Donald Trump’s failures don’t stop at his regime.
For European democracies, Trump has proven a unreliable, frightening partner who has the EU contemplating building its own military bases to reduce reliance on a suddenly unsteady NATO. His bigoted remarks and thoughtless policies have left him a pariah even among our closest allies, and and object of both contempt and concern.
It is literally painful to write this sentence, but the president of the United States is a pathological liar. The president of the U.S. is a racist (it also hurts to write this). He is attempting a coup from the top; he wants to establish an illiberal democracy, or worse; he wants to undermine the balance of power.
For those nations in an already uneasy military relationship with the United States, Trump’s raging-id approach to complex issues has already demonstrated his willingness to blunder into disaster so blatant, that even a nation in dire straits is unwilling to endure our "assistance."
Angry at the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump, Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions against suspected terrorist groups in the country, according to American officials.
Most worrisome of all, Trump’s lack of judgement and inability to form alliances has clearly been read as weakness by those most anxious to see him erode American policy through his caustic presence.
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