Merkel’s warning that the US can no longer be depended on is evidence that Trump’s first foreign trip was a complete disaster for the United States.
“The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” Merkel told a crowd at an election rally in Munich, southern Germany.
“We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands,” she added.
While Germany and Europe would strive to remain on good terms with America and Britain, “we have to fight for our own destiny”, Merkel went on.
While some Trump supporters will cheer Merkel’s comments, for the rest of the United States her warning demonstrates how much of the Russian goal of weakening the US that Trump has accomplished in four short months.
Trump has wrecked alliances that have avoided another world war for the past 70 years. Trump is distancing the US from its traditional friends in the West while cozying up to Putin and various authoritarians and dictators.
The United States is losing power and influence in the world under Donald Trump. Instead of making America great again, Trump is carrying out the Russian goals of fracturing the West, weakening democracy, and undermining the world’s only superpower.
Merkel’s warning is evidence that Germany is quickly replacing the United States as the world’s great democratic power.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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