Friday, January 26, 2018

President Trump, dinner with European industrial leaders

Where no dinner is served.

I get it now. Seeing this provided an epiphany. A small one, but still, you take what you get. Ever since the age of ten studying Egyptian art I'd see paintings on walls of foreign diplomats paying tribute to pharaoh and the whole time I'd be thinking, "that's so s-t-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-w-pud. Why would you take an expensive gift and go groveling and bowing and elaborately salaaming and place your expensive gift at the feet of the guy who has more material wealth than you can ever attain? Better he give you a gift. One that will change your condition. He's the one with all the gold, after all. And now I see the whole world do this to my president. It's almost embarrassing were it not so fantastic. The Trump group is absolutely dominating Davos. All the questions of all the meetings are directed to Trump's plans. The entire world wants their hooks in America and it rattles world leadership as Trump unhooks while simultaneously re-engaging on more sensible more favorable terms. Plenty of videos to watch and they all say this same thing. The world needs to know where it stands with Trump's America. One man makes all the difference in the world. And that's literally. Truly, here is the world leader. And his team is outstanding.


edutcher said...

Eloquently, and perceptively, put.

Trump has done more in a year than Reagan did in 3. They see that and respond.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

At first I thought the centerpieces should be red, white and blue -- nice as they are -- but then I thought: Nah, there's enough of that already. You don't want too much of a good thing.

ricpic said...

But...but...all the best and brightest told me Trump was unhinged? Do you think Obama had the slightest idea what makes an economy flourish? That's right, the dumb ignoramus had no idea. All he knew how to do was punish his enemies, i.e. productive Americans. We are so lucky in Trump it almost defies belief.

Fr Martin Fox said...

I'm glad the President seems to have done well at the Davos meeting. Unlike Mr. Acosta of CNN, I don't care that he's rubbing elbows with "bigwigs." What a stupid thing to say. It's great that he's trying to promote American interests.

However, it doesn't surprise me that he'd manage Davos well; it isn't, to me, a particularly impressive thing. This is just kind of routine. All the talk about disaster was just silly.

Meanwhile, there is another story that isn't getting enough attention -- and this is where we could sure use some Trump magic. That is on the border of Turkey and Syria, where our NATO ally (still?), Turkey, is attacking our anti-ISIS ally, the Kurds. It's a really tough situation, much harder than making nice with the Davos crowd. I'd like to see President Trump figure out a way to stand by our Kurdish friends. It looks like they are getting tossed under the bus -- again.