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Trump’s bromance with authoritarians
Michael A. Cohen of the neo-Marxist "New School" in NYC writes below. We have met his hate and unrealism about Trump before.
Given the Leftist trust in force, it is most unlikely that Mr Cohen has not heard of Realpolitik but in his article below he pretends not to. What Mr Trump has said and done out of diplomatic necessity, Mr Cohen calls a "bromance". One also wonders if he knows the meaning of that term.
Perhaps we should feel sorry for Mr Cohen. He sounds a most unhappy soul. He is 52 at the moment so you would think he would have found some peace by now
President Trump has a thing for dictatorial, sociopathic strongmen. But last week during his trip to the Far East for the G-20 summit, he took things to a whole new level — bro-ing out with some of the worst leaders, and worst people, in the world and in the process, further degrading America’s already weakened global image.
At the summit, Trump commended Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “I want to just thank you on behalf of a lot of people, and I want to congratulate you,” he said. “You’ve done a really spectacular job.”
The crown prince has not only presided over a vicious crackdown on dissent in Saudi Arabia but is also widely believed to have ordered the assassination and dismemberment of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. According to Trump, however, “nobody has directly pointed a finger” at the crown prince for Khashoggi’s death, a rebuttal to the conclusions of the CIA, which determined that he was responsible.
When Trump wasn’t praising the crown prince, he was bonding with President Vladimir Putin of Russia over their antipathy for the news media. Pointing to the journalists covering their meeting, Trump said, “Get rid of them. Fake news is a great term, isn’t it? You don’t have this problem in Russia, but we do.”
By JR on Thursday, July 11, 2019
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