Donald Trump certainly has his own special way of communicating, to say the least:
Are his statements in any way funny, interesting or relevant? None of these, I would think.
Schwarzennegger, now among Trump’s most prominent adversaries concerning political stance and action on the matter of climate-change, is certainly more charming and eloquent in his reactions to Trump than the man himself:
Chris Uhlmann summarizes the boorish and Trumpish ways of the present U.S. president rather well and to the point:
ABC’s political editor Chris Uhlmann didn’t pull any punches when he delivered his wrap-up of Trump’s appearance at the conference, calling him an “uneasy, lonely, awkward figure” who was left “isolated and friendless” with “no desire and no capacity to lead the world”.
“He has a particular skill set: he’s identified an illness in Western democracies, but he has no cure for it and seems intent on exploiting it,” the veteran journalist said.
And according to Uhlmann, we all need to give up on any hope that the speeches written for Trump and delivered by the man himself are any reflection of his true thoughts.
“It’s the unscripted Trump that’s real: a man who 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.”
The reporter added: “Mr Trump is a man who craves power because it burnishes his celebrity. To be constantly talking and talked about is all that really matters… and there is no value placed on the meaning of words, so what is said one day can be discarded the next.”
I have really no idea what he’s trying ‘to make great again’ but it certainly isn’t the cooperative political intent to address the world’s most pressing problems of the day.
Question is: if we can’t do it with him, are we going forward without him and do we leave (or laugh at) the emperor in his new clothes?