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Fri May 19, 2017, 09:00 PM

Poliitico: People Here Think Trump Is a Laughingstock On the presidents ill-timed world tour.

Politico points out that we at DU are not alone. Laugh at Trump and the whole world laughs at Trump with you. The piece is titled '‘People Here Think Trump Is a Laughingstock’ On the president’s ill-timed world tour.

“Chaos.”
“Circus.”
“Laughingstock.”

Those were just a few of the comments I heard in Berlin this week from senior European officials trying to make sense of the meltdown in Washington at just the moment when a politically imploding President Trump embarks on what he called “my big foreign trip” in this morning’s kickoff tweet.

For months, the American president has raised unprecedented questions about the future of the American-led alliance that has persisted since the end of World War II. He has slagged off NATO, evinced skepticism about the European Union, cheered for like-minded right-wing populists, boosted antidemocratic strongmen like Russia’s Vladimir Putin and vowed to rip up free trade deals—and Europe’s political class has been outraged, confused and even terrified.

Trump’s tumultuous last two weeks—from firing his FBI director to allegedly sharing highly classified information with Russian officials even as a formidable special counsel was being named to investigate his campaign team’s possible collusion with the Kremlin—has them still confused about his foreign policy. But now they are more appalled than afraid of the man with whom they have no choice but to partner.

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Julian Englis May 19 OP
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Fri May 19, 2017, 09:03 PM

1. my big foreign trip....a title for a child's school report

astonishing

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