ABC political editor Chris Uhlmann spent 2 minutes and 19 seconds delivering the single most brutal take down of Donald Trump playacting as president I’ve heard so far.
Reporting on Trump’s disastrous performance at the G20 summit, Uhlmann notes:
But it’s the unscripted Trump that’s real; a man that barks out bile in 140 characters, who wastes his precious days as president at war with the West’s institutions like the judiciary, independent government agencies and the free press.
And then Uhlmann got to heart of Donald Trump’s presidency and anyone who actually gives a fuck about America should weep at what’s he’s done:
We learned that Donald Trump has pressed fast forward on the decline of the United States as a global leader. He managed to isolate his nation, to confuse and alienate his allies and to diminish America. He will cede that power to China and Russia – two authoritarian states that will forge a very different set of rules for the 21 st Century. Some will cheer the decline of America. But I think we’ll miss it when it’s gone.
Watch and marvel:
— ABC News (@abcnews) July 9, 2017
What made it so hard hitting was that Uhlmann didn’t insult Trump or mock him in anyway whatsoever. There was no name calling or cheap shots or anything else his supporters could latch on to in order to dismiss the report as “fake news.” They’ll do it anyway, of course, but that won’t make Uhlmann’s report any less devastating.
Trump and his Republican enablers are pissing away our status and power on the world stage and the consequences of that will be felt for generations. The far right thinks we can isolate ourselves from the world and everything will return to the golden years of Leave it to Beaver that never existed. The fringe left thinks the end of the American Empire will magically make the world better as if China and Russia won’t be unimaginably worse. Both beliefs are those of ignorant children with their heads shoved up their own asses.
No wonder they both love Donald Trump so much.