This past week was the G20 summit, where leaders gather from the world's 20 largest economies including the EU to discuss global concerns and policies. As usual, eyes were on Donald Trump to see how his behavior and policy changes in the United States have affected how the country is seen on a global scale. Spoiler: it's not good.
Chris Uhlmann, an Australian news reporter, was succinct in his summarization of what most of the world is thinking about Trump, keeping his thoughts to a clean couple of minutes.
"We already know that the President of the United States has a particular skill set: that he's identified an illness in Western democracies, but he has no cure and seems intent on exploiting it," Uhlmann starts. "And we've also learned that he has no desire and no capacity to lead the world."
Mentioning how the United States' representation at the summit became isolated toward the end of the summit, which closed with discussions of the Paris Climate Agreement, which Trump recently pulled out of, Uhlmann notes that "a deft president would have found an issue around which he could rally most of the leaders." Unfortunately and predictably, Trump neglected to do this, even though North Korea's continued missile launches are on everyone's minds.
The words themselves may ring true with many Americans, but carry less weight when considering Uhlmann's own problematic views. After his segment began its viral rounds, Twitters users were quick to pull receipts.
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