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Sun Nov 1, 2020, 01:25 AM

BBC: Joe's fences to mend - What has Trump said about your country?

US election 2020: What has Trump said about your country?
By The Visual Journalism Team
BBC News

Click on "view all" to see the complete list of nations.

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-54736485

This is an excellent summary article to bookmark for reference. It lists many of Trump's missteps, insults, arrogant statements and bad policy decisions during his tenure.

Excerpts from two examples.....

France:
In November 2019, President Macron described Nato as "brain dead" because of a waning commitment to the alliance by the US. Mr Trump hit back by saying the French leader had been "nasty" and "very disrespectful".

He also called Mr Macron "foolish" when France moved to introduce a tax on US technology companies and threatened to add a tax on French wine as retaliation, tweeting: "I've always said American wine is better than French wine!" Mr Macron put the new tax on hold.

Germany:
President Trump has repeatedly taken issue with Germany failing to spend the Nato target of 2% on defence, accusing the country of being "delinquent" in its payments to the alliance.

He has also accused Germany of being "totally controlled by Russia" because it imports "so much of its energy" from the country and has a new pipeline planned. Mrs Merkel responded by saying Germany "can make our own policies and make our own decisions".

But it has not been empty rhetoric from President Trump. In July this year, the US announced it was withdrawing about 12,000 of its troops from Germany in what officials described as a "strategic" repositioning of its forces in Europe.

Mr Trump's explanation was a little more direct, telling reporters: "We don't want to be the suckers anymore. We're reducing the force because they're not paying their bills; it's very simple."

I'm looking forward to watching Joe and Kamala rebuild our diplomatic corps and seeing open arms and repairs to friendly relationships around the globe.


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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 04:24 AM

1. I'm dreaming of a Secretary of State Obama

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Response to eShirl (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 01:12 PM

2. That's a wonderful idea. He already knows his way around and....

he has the intelligence, charisma and stamina for the job!........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 01:16 PM

3. No question Joe will have plenty of fences to mend throughout the world.

Just like Obama had plenty of fences to mend after Bush, Jr. went out.

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