Meet and greet.

We can’t say that we didn’t see this coming. The talks between Mr. trump and the Russian leader was clearly a disaster if you happen to have America’s best interests at heart.

They were supposed to talk for a half hour or so, and yet they ended up talking for over two and a half hours. The problem is, of course, that because only two or three other people were in the room, we have no idea what was actually said.

That was the first mistake made by team trump: Not putting more people in the room. Now we have all kinds of different versions of what actually went down between the two best bros.

Poor Rex Tillerson tried to get his leader’s back, but as is always the case with trump, you get his back at your own risk. Or, you can be like Nikki Haley and try to state the obvious and risk his trust. She had a different take on what should have happened when Vlad met Donald as well. Of course we will probably never know, because there was really no one there to tell us.

Mr. trump claims that he raised the issue of the Russian election meddling twice, and that Vlad assured him that Russia did no such thing. Mr. trump, inexplicably, believed him. And in his words they had a “tremendous” meeting, even though members of his own political gang are questioning just what they hell he was doing.

Everyone, except the little man in trump’s head (and his trumpbots), pretty much agree that his meeting with Putin was a disaster, and that his trip to the G20 Summit was as well. (Really Donald? Your daughter sitting in for you at a crucial meeting with other heads of state?)

Anyway, since American journalism is pretty much dead. (May it RIP.) It took an Australian to sum up how we all are feeling about Donald’s latest oversees adventure.

“Speaking on Sunday from the G20 conference in Hamburg, Uhlmann said Trump had shown ‘no desire and no capacity to lead the world’ and was himself ‘he biggest threat to the values of the west’.
‘He was an uneasy, lonely, awkward figure at this gathering and you got the strong sense that some of the leaders are trying to find the best way to work around him,’ Uhlmann said.
‘Where was the G20 statement condemning North Korea which would have put pressure on China and Russia? Other leaders expected it, they were prepared to back it, but it never came.’
Uhlmann said Trump was obsessed with ‘burnishing’ his celebrity’ and had ‘diminished” his own nation to the benefit of Russia and China.
‘We learned that Donald Trump has pressed fast-forward on the decline of the United States as a global leader. He managed to isolate his nation, to confuse and alienate his allies and to diminish America.
“[He is] a man who barks out bile in 140 characters, who wastes his precious days as president at war with the west’s institutions like the judiciary, independent government agencies and the free press.”’ [Source]
Throw another “shrimp on the Barbie” for that man.


Meet and greet.