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Trump can’t be serious right? To think for a split second that he has restored America’s standing in the world would be foolish. Since when has America stood for bullying countries and flexing it’s military power so that smaller nation must live in fear? The answer is never, but that’s the kind of America Trump is working day and night to establish.


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer rolled out a related pitch at yesterday’s briefing:

“The world is responding to the leadership that the president is bringing under this – bringing to Washington. In all, during his first 100 days, the president has made 68 calls with 38 different world leaders, and hosted a total of 16 bilateral meetings. The president has rebuilt America’s standing in the world.”

The number of phone calls may be accurate – although with this White House, one shouldn’t make too many assumptions – but chatting with world leaders doesn’t exactly offer evidence of leadership. Trump, after all, spoke with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull by phone soon after taking office, and that was a disaster.

But I’m fascinated by the White House’s broader, vaguer belief that Trump has “rebuilt America’s standing in the world.” At least for now, that’s tough to prove or disprove by any quantifiable metrics, but it’s still pretty easy to laugh at Spicer’s latest boast.

Let’s back up for a minute to provide some useful context. Younger readers may not recall this, but towards the end of the Bush/Cheney era, the United States’ international reputation took a severe hit, largely as a result of the war in Iraq. There were anecdotal reports about Americans traveling abroad with Canadian flags sewn onto their belongings, hoping to avoid confrontations with critics of U.S. policies and leaders.

Something needs to be done about this administration. Trump and his cronies are about to start ANOTHER war.


  1. Nancy Levine

    The American people are being shortchanged with this hateful administration. We are embarrassed, by #45, and frightened by his mental illness, and afraid for our ives that he will start WWIII. Knowing what we know about how he stole the presidency, we should not have to live in fear. How can he continually get away with his agenda. ALL the Republicans are enabling him and no one is doing anything to stop them.
    But they will find out in the next election how hated the Republicans are and they will NOT be voted in again. PLEASE make this be true.

    • Cheryl Kenady

      Trump lies and then lies to cover his lies! #45 has no respect from the rest of the world, how can he say he has! The world thinks he has no respect…..something that is earned and he has earned no respect from any Nation or from most AMERICANS!

  2. Toby

    I’m just saying that laughter you hear IS the (enemy) laughing fit to bust we’re making his job way to easy, and I believe we’re going to pay big time amen? FOFL SAVVY? MLLH&R SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NOMADS MLLH&R

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      I have not voted republican. I am a yellow dog democrat’

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    Obama brought the United States respect world wide, whereas Trumps only accomplishment in his first 100 days is to make the US the planet’s laughing stock.

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