That overseas tour that was supposed to be Donald Trump’s big opportunity to appear Presidential before the world?
That video of him shoving aside the Prime Minister of Montenegro and planting himself front and center, his extra-wide girth displacing everyone else in the group ?
Look at the European dignitaries around him – are they chuckling?
Sigh. Well, if they weren’t then, they are now. Everybody is. Good Lord.
But that video-recorded debacle isn’t even the biggest or worst embarrassment perpetrated upon our country by our … choke…gag… President.
Far worse was Donald Trump’s intelligence spill a few weeks back during his meeting – inappropriate in and of itself – with a couple of high-ranking Russian foreign ministers,
And yet in terms of a recent national embarrassments, perhaps the pièce de résistance was the announcement made last week by infuriated British officials after the terrorist bombing in Manchester that the United Kingdom would no longer share intelligence with the United States after classified photographs and police evidence on suspects was leaked by from the American intelligence community to the press.
How mortifying for us as a nation that our intelligence agencies, once considered the gold standard, have been devalued to junk-bond status. How sad for us to suffer such a down grade in world standing that we, who once sat at the head of the table no longer even deserve a place at the table as far as at least one of our closest allies is concerned.
And though Donald Trump has denounced the leak of the Manchester bombing evidence by American agents and has promised to find and punish the leakers, the responsibility for that offense lies squarely at his own feet. The White House has been leaking like a sieve since the beginning of the Trump administration,
And, unfortunately for us Americans, when a country is being governed by a low comedy dog-and-pony act, the citizens who elected the Ring Master will also end up looking like clowns.