As if Americans did not suffer enough embarrassment on the world stage from the likes of Sarah Palin, treasonous Republican senators, gun zealots, Willard Romney, and barbarically cruel conservatives, Donald Trump’s ascendance as a Republican leader is humiliating. There has been no dearth of “bemusement and alarm” among residents of Europe over the “proto-fascist” Trump, but now many foreign diplomats, including those of America’s allies, are openly expressing concern and dismay at the prospect of a Trump presidency.
According to senior American officials;
“Foreign diplomats are expressing alarm to about what they say are inflammatory and insulting public statements by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Officials from Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia complained in recent private conversations, mostly about the xenophobic nature of Trump’s statements. ‘As the (Trump) rhetoric has continued, and in some cases amped up, so, too, have concerns by leaders around the world.” The officials declined to disclose a full list of countries whose diplomats have complained, but two of them did say they included at least “India, Canada, Britain, South Korea, Japan and Mexico.”
According to American officials, it is highly unusual for foreign diplomats to weigh in, much less “express concern” either publicly or privately, about any candidate in the midst of a presidential campaign. America’s allies, in particular, are cognizant of the peril of being seen to meddle in American politics because they are well-aware they will have to work with whoever wins the White House; unless they are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Now, these latest revelations will only impact Trump’s campaign and appeal positively among his racist and xenophobic supporters. In fact, instead of giving pause, both Trump and his hate-driven base view these attacks as a badge of honor and attribute them to the rest of the world’s jealousy that Trump will make America great again (read a warmongering bully).
It is the same mindset that resulted in French-fries being renamed “Freedom Fries” when France refused to be fooled by a minor fascist’s, George W. Bush, lies to invade Iraq and destabilize the Middle East; a disaster France has the distinction of having no part in. Except this time it will be the entire world being regarded as “real America’s” official punching bag and not just France or Europe. As noted often, any criticism targeting Trump from foreign nations’ citizens, diplomats, or American politicians for matter is a message from the holy bible’s god almighty that Donald Trump is doing and saying everything right.
An article in Reuters quoted one high-ranking senior NATO official who spoke on condition of anonymity saying, “European diplomats are constantly asking about Trump’s rise with disbelief and, now, growing panic.” After Trump’s rise to GOP dominance and front-runner status on the Republican side, much of the planet is worried about a Hitler-like fascist possibly becoming the “leader of the free world.”
It is noteworthy that even before the official GOP standard bearer is chosen, senior leaders in several countries such as England, Mexico, France, India, South Korea, Japan, and Canada have publicly condemned Trump’s positions as being beyond frightening. In fact, in an interview published this past Sunday the German Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said that “Trump, like all right-wing fascists are not only a threat to peace , prosperity, and social cohesion, but also to economic development.” One should note that despite worldwide disbelief at Trump’s ascendancy, Russia’s president and affirmed bully Vladimir Putin has expressed his “high hopes for a Trump regime” and dictatorship in America.
The rest of the world should be concerned because as the world’s superpower, nearly every decision made, and every policy enacted, by America effectively impacts the entire world politically, economically, and militarily. Foreign people, leaders, and diplomats are also wondering exactly “what in the world are so many Americans thinking,” and why are they supporting a maniac like Trump.
Likely, if Ted Cruz were the front-runner the world would have very similar concerns once they heard the “god-anointed world leader” speak because although Trump is dangerous, an evangelical fascist like Cruz is seriously terrifying. Around the world, most people know that Trump’s rise to prominence is a result, and creation of the Republican Party’s unique worldview among the world’s advanced democracies.
Worldwide, civilized human beings still cannot comprehend why in an uber-wealthy and technologically advanced country like America, Republicans and their supporters still deny climate change exists, oppose and refuse to even talk about health care for all, and adamantly believe that every American should have completely unfettered access to any and all manner of firearms. They are also befuddled at the raging racism, bigotry and hate-mongering toward other Americans that has come to epitomize the Trump movement.
To say that the rest of the world, like most Americans on the left, believe the Republican religious and conservative movements are “outliers” from civilization is a gross understatement; it is also a signal to the rest of the Earth’s population that a significant number of Americans are dirt stupid; something Donald Trump is taking advantage of.
Although not using the term “dirt stupid,” a high-ranking Mexican official said that Trump’s policy proposals and comments are “ignorant and racist; and absurd.” Mexico’s top foreign diplomat, Foreign Affairs Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu especially noted that “It is impossible to think of a 2,000-mile border being walled off and trade between our two countries stopped. It is impractical, inefficient, wrong and, frankly, it is not an intelligent thing to do.” Ms. Massieu must not spend much time watching American politics because if she did she would know there is not much, if anything at all, proposed by any Republican that is even remotely regarded as “the intelligent thing to do;” Donald Trump is just saying those incredibly stupid things loudly and often to wild cheers from his equally stupid and racist base.
America’s reputation around the world, although improving, is still something the people should be ashamed of and it is all down to Republicans. The world has taken note, and condemned America for failing to provide clean water, housing, schooling and healthcare to all its citizens, and is appalled that as the richest nation on Earth it criminalizes homelessness, has the world’s second-highest child poverty rate, and keeps half the population in financial distress to provide more wealth for the rich and corporations. Now, the Earth’s leading diplomats are expressing their fear and concern that a real fascist is leading the Republican Party and running to lead the free world; all with ardent support of a nativist, xenophobic, and racist Republican base.
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