President National Embarrassment is humiliating us abroad again at the G-20 summit in Japan. This brief exchange is almost as revolting as Trump’s obsequious performance in Helsinki. Trump, goaded by reporters to confront Russia about election interference, briefly wags a finger at the Russians and fulfills that brief with mock-stern sarcasm. So much incompetence, treason, self-pity and hubris is packed into this 20-second clip:
A reporter asks President Trump if he would tell Russia not to meddle in the 2020 US presidential election.
As President Putin, Sec. Pompeo and others smile, President Trump turns to the Russian delegation, points and tells them not to meddle in the election. pic.twitter.com/lfcBwDJ1r6
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 28, 2019
Putin smirks the whole while, like a blood and feather-coated fox licking its chops outside a newly emptied hen house. And why wouldn’t Putin smirk? The head of a third-rate, failing petrostate, Putin has pulled off perhaps the greatest foreign policy coup in the history of the planet by helping his geopolitical rival render itself utterly ridiculous with the ignorant, malevolent clown seated at his left.
Then the camera pans back, revealing the grin of the lumpish crackpot Pompeo as well as the vapid smirks of Ivanka and Jared, who are now running US foreign policy, dog help us. Truly a repugnant spectacle.