Liberal world leaders have never been a fan of President Trump, but lately they appear to be taking cues from our own media, outright mocking our president while receiving no push-back for doing so.
This week, we saw Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Council President Donald Tusk denounce the chants of “send her back” that echoed at a Trump campaign rally in North Carolina. At a press conference in Montreal, Tusk used his opening remarks to boldly mock the US president, saying “I feel at home here for many reasons, also because in Montreal, I didn’t hear anyone shouting ‘Send him back!'”
But that wasn’t the final mention of the controversial moment, with a reporter later asking for a statement on how the viral chant has impacted his “ability to do business with” the United States.
“Well I am here as the president of the European Union, Council, and to discuss with our Canadian friends, I don’t want to comment on your neighbor’s internal politics today,” Tusk stated, before immediately disregarding that and proceeding to comment on the “internal politics” of America. “But I think that for all of us, I was, I think I’ve been for many years one of the most pro-American politicians in Europe. It’s difficult to understand some facts, some words. And sometimes if you feel that something is totally unacceptable, you have to react. Despite business, despite interests, for me, values are much more important, sorry it’s maybe, maybe I’m old-fashioned, maybe it’s, but I will never change my opinion here.”
When asked to respond to the same question, Trudeau gave the most predictable answer in the history of politics.
“I think the comments made were hurtful, wrong, and completely unacceptable,” the prime minister opined. “And I want everyone in Canada to know that those comments are completely unacceptable, and should not be allowed or encouraged in Canada.”
You can watch the full presser below:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also expressed her solidarity with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar and the rest of “the squad” against the president.
Angela Merkel was asked if she supported the congresswomen being attacked by Trump. Her reply was to the point pic.twitter.com/J16vFojcts
— The Independent (@Independent) July 19, 2019
While these world leaders might have you thinking that race relations in the United States have reached a breaking point under the Trump administration, Condoleezza Rice reminded us in June that most of what is being said today is simply hyperbole to be ignored.
In an interview with NBC’s “Today Show,” Rice was asked by reporter Sheinelle Jones whether she thought racial relationships were “worse now.” The former Secretary of State was quick to dismiss the notion.
“It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. OK?” Rice quipped. “So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse race relations today than we were in the past. Really? That means we’ve made no progress. Really? I think the hyperbole about how much worse it is isn’t doing us any good. This country’s never going to be colorblind. We had the initial original sin of slavery. It’s still with us.”
Jones attempted to argue that others may think that racial divisions are “top-down” and “starts with the president.” Again, Rice put that idea to bed.
“Oh, come on, all right? I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race,” she noted. “We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people, but when we start saying, ‘Oh, you know, it’s worse today,’ no, they’re not.”
The American media loves to make a chicken out of a feather, which encourages leaders abroad to do the same. It gives liberals in other countries the green-light to speak ill of our president, which is not healthy for international relations. Still, this is the era of gloves-off politics where anything goes, so it’s entirely like that this is not the end of the foreign jabs.
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