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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by TheKingdom: 3:19pm On Jun 21, 2017
Rossikki:
Trump is a dangerous person. He has the US nuclear codes, and he's unstable, autocratic, vindictive and reckless. His presence in the White House should concern every single person on earth because of the enormous power his office wields.

where did you get all that from? Are you in the white house? Are you even in Yankee? Over a year of Trump presidency and he has done more than what your Ni.gga Area country has failed to do in 60 years. Is there Boko Haram in California? Is there Fulani fightings in Florida? Has Nevada assembly failed to pay light bill like that of Zamfara? Is Trump going to China for medical checkup for 50+ and then 40+ days?

SHARRAP

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 6:28am On Jun 27, 2017
TheKingdom:


where did you get all that from? Are you in the white house? Are you even in Yankee? Over a year of Trump presidency and he has done more than what your Ni.gga Area country has failed to do in 60 years. Is there Boko Haram in California? Is there Fulani fightings in Florida? Has Nevada assembly failed to pay light bill like that of Zamfara? Is Trump going to China for medical checkup for 50+ and then 40+ days?

SHARRAP


Chai, una no go kill person for ds country! shocked

US that has been practising true democracy for centuries?

Yet, they still hve their shortcomings; extra-judicial killing of minorities, racism etc

Their own fulani, na their police; killing unarmed niggas up n down.

Their own unpaid light bills, na their homeless; not enough welfare package for in a supposedly civilised society.

Bubu's medical tourism, na Trump's disrepect to all their allies(Australia, Germany, Mexico), renegading on international commitments.

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 6:31am On Jun 27, 2017
Well, to all those Bubu haterz, blame game na international commodity grin


Excerpts;

The White House blamed the Obama administration Sunday for failing to tackle possible Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, sticking with a new strategy to fault President Trump's predecessor for an issue currently facing the president himself as part of a widening FBI probe .

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/06/25/white-house-blames-obama-for-failing-to-stop-russia-collusion/

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by APCHaram: 6:37am On Jun 27, 2017
APC zombies still butthurt that their crooked hilary didn't win.

Trump stopped their jihad and they are mad.

Even the useless mods here only push anti Trump threads in politics section while burying any anti Clinton threads in foreign section.

Trump is POTUS and nothing you third world idiots can do about that.

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 12:04am On Jun 28, 2017
U know democracy, is in for a rough ride, when d world centre of communism, Russia, develops undying love for d leader, Trump, of d godfather of democracy, US.

Excerpts;

BERLIN — President Trump has alarmed citizens of the nation’ s closest allies and others worldwide , diminishing the standing of the United States in their eyes , according to a wide - ranging international study released Monday .
But in the survey of 37 countries , Russia is a bright spot for Trump. As beleaguered as the president is at home, a majority of Russians say they have confidence in him . And Russians’ attitudes toward the United States have improved since Trump took office .


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/poll-shows-us-tumbling-in-worlds-regard-under-trump/2017/06/26/87a4f1bc-5857-11e7-840b-512026319da7_story.html?tid=pm_world_pop

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 12:49pm On Jun 29, 2017
Small small, Trumps indiscretions they catch up!?


https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/us/politics/trump-campaign-chiefs-firm-got-17-million-from-pro-russia-party.html?module=subsection_us.politics


Excerpts;
Paul Manafort, who was forced out as President Trump’s campaign chairman last summer after five months of infighting and criticism about his business dealings with pro-Russian interests, disclosed Tuesday that his consulting firm had received more than $17 million over two years from a Ukrainian political party with links to the Kremlin.
The filing serves as a retroactive admission that Mr. Manafort performed work in the United States on behalf of a foreign power — Ukraine’s Party of Regions — without disclosing it at the time, as required by law.
Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 7:39am On Jun 30, 2017
Can anything good come out of Trump?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/it-is-really-not-normal-both-sides-condemn-trump-for-vulgar-tweet-about-tv-host/2017/06/29/ce1030e4-5ce4-11e7-9b7d-14576dc0f39d_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-low_trumpattack-850pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory


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The first tweet contained the typical name - The first tweet contained the typical name - calling fare from President Trump, the kind of attacks that no longer surprise most people — labeling MSNBC ’ s “ Morning Joe ” as “poorly rated” and calling its hosts “low I . Q . Crazy Mika” and “ Psycho Joe . ”
But the second tweet, landing about six minutes later , caused an immediate and sustained uproar , as it contained a deeply personal and vulgar attack on Mika Brzezinski .
“She was bleeding badly from a face-lift , ” the president tweeted Thursday morning , claiming that months earlier , Brzezinski and co - host Joe Scarborough tried to spend time with him at his private club in Florida . “ I said no !”
Those words amounted to perhaps the most caustic insult that Trump has publicly hurled at another American since taking office , going beyond his usual name - calling and flame- throwing. More than three dozen Republicans and Democrats in Congress issued tweets of their own expressing disgust, calling the remark “ unpresidential , ” “ vile , sexist and unbecoming of an American leader , ” “ divisive , ” “ unhinged and shameful ” and “ amazingly graceless. ” Even some of the president ’ s close allies warned that he needed to act like a president and stop getting into distracting fights .
Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 3:15pm On Jun 30, 2017
Lie Mohammed now has a competitor-in-chief!

To all those who think, its only Nigerians that diss their Presidents;

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/06/28/trumps-bogus-time-cover-the-fake-news-that-launched-an-army-of-memes/?tid=pm_lifestyle_pop





It didn ’ t take long for real news about President Trump’ s fake news, in the form of a sham Time magazine cover, to light up the Internet .
The Washington Post ’ s David A. Fahrenthold reported Tuesday that copies of a phony Time magazine cover dated March 1 , 2009 , have adorned the walls in several of the president ’ s golf clubs . The headline reads: “ Donald Trump: The ‘ Apprentice ’ is a television smash !” A second headline above the Time nameplate states : “ TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV !”
Time has since asked the Trump Organization to take them down .
[ A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs . It ’ s fake . ]
Still, the Internet will always remember them .
It also memorialized them, with the fake magazine covers it created in kind.


More, where d below pics originated from; grin

Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by rlauncher(m): 3:53pm On Jun 30, 2017
ashjay001:
Well, I hope d ipob yoots are still happy?!? Afterall, there was maximum celebration in Naija n diaspora, amongst their ranks when d abominable Trump won the US presidency.

Nowadays, u hear unlikely stories coming from d US.

Journalist being arrested for asking too much questions or doing their jobs- freedom of press gone to d dogs??!

http://www.businessinsider.com/hugh-hewitt-grills-tom-price-over-journalists-arrest-2017-5

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/24/journalists-charged-felonies-trump-inauguration-unrest




Using govt clout to promote private enterprise.

- http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/donald-trump-s-feud-nordstrom-sparks-warnings-ethics-experts-n719141


Sacking head of law enforcement institutions involved in investigating corruption in govt.

https://www.vox.com/2017/5/11/15628276/trump-comey-fired-russia


These are stories we expect to hear from 3rd world autocratic nations, not d U.S. of A!?!

Op, your post is nothing but a big lie. FBI chief was fired for partisanship and for refusing to inform the public that Trump was not under any investigation on Russia issues, after he (ie) Comey himself had made that clear to Trump 3 times as well to the senior members of Congress.

He continue to allow the mainstream media like NewYork Times, CNN, MSNBC etc to continue to carry fake news on Russia Investigation after informing the President and senior congress members that there was no investigation, thereby undermining the ability of the President to go about his lawful duties.

If you need reliable information about what is going on in the US, you need to balance your news sources with news platforms like Fox news, Breitbart News, Axios angryand National Review.

CNN and others mentioned alongside with it are no longer as reliable
as they used to be.
Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by rlauncher(m): 4:12pm On Jun 30, 2017
ashjay001:
Lie Mohammed now has a competitor-in-chief!

To all those who think, its only Nigerians that diss their Presidents;

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/06/28/trumps-bogus-time-cover-the-fake-news-that-launched-an-army-of-memes/?tid=pm_lifestyle_pop





It didn ’ t take long for real news about President Trump’ s fake news, in the form of a sham Time magazine cover, to light up the Internet .
The Washington Post ’ s David A. Fahrenthold reported Tuesday that copies of a phony Time magazine cover dated March 1 , 2009 , have adorned the walls in several of the president ’ s golf clubs . The headline reads: “ Donald Trump: The ‘ Apprentice ’ is a television smash !” A second headline above the Time nameplate states : “ TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV !”
Time has since asked the Trump Organization to take them down .
[ A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs . It ’ s fake . ]
Still, the Internet will always remember them .
It also memorialized them, with the fake magazine covers it created in kind.


More, where d below pics originated from; grin

This post on Trump is misleading.

Times, CNN, MSNBC etc have been caught numerous times this year spreading fake news about Trump, thereby attempting to undermine his presidedency.

These modern day fake news platforms have been attacking Trump right from the word go even after the campaign is over.

They thought Trump will watch them destroy him like they did to Bush who never fought back no matter what thy do or say to him or about him.

Trump is a smart guy who realise very early on that if he will not defend himself, these guys will bring him down, hence the tweets and the backlash from him.

Before you condemn Trump, did you know or heard what those journalists he insulted actually said about him.

In some climes like Nigeria our country, those journalists would have been arrested by now.

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by TheShopKeeper(m): 4:16pm On Jun 30, 2017
rlauncher:


This post on Trump is misleading.

Times, CNN, MSNBC etc have been caught numerous times this year spreading fake news about Trump, thereby attempting to undermine his presidedency.

These modern day fake news platforms have been attacking Trump right from the word go even after the campaign is over.

They thought Trump will watch them destroy him like they did to Bush who never fought back no matter what thy do or say to him or about him.

Trump is a smart guy who realise very early on that if he will not defend himself, these guys will bring him down, hence the tweets and the backlash from him.

Before you condemn Trump, did you know or heard what those journalists he insulted actually said about him.

In some climes like Nigeria our country, those journalists would have been arrested by now.

People seem to forget quickly, how Trump was the main originator of the birther's claim against Obama at the early stage of Obama's presidency in 2008. The amount of fake news Trump made also included information that Obama never went to any Ivy league college.

By the way, Trump is actually a fake new propaganist!!!

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by rlauncher(m): 4:29pm On Jun 30, 2017
ashjay001:


U dont seem to understand what could happen, if Trump continues.

Imagine PMB, deciding to rule like Mugabe?! Or Putin trying to take over former cold war countries? Or China deciding to take over trade partners by force?!

The US has always been the factor holding all these vagabonds-in-power in check. It throws its weight around to check d excesses of dictators.

Assad would have chemical bombed his subjects to oblivion, given half d chance. Russia' s total takeover over of Ukraine would have been old news!

The Arab spring would have ended in a massacre of civilians!?!

Infact, d rest of d world might have still been under German rule, if America hadnt got involved in d 2nd world war!?

China would have forcibly taken over Australia n all other smaller nations in its vicinity!?

American politics, is world politics!? Its my biz! Cos, without their threats n presence, the IB himself would have sat tight!

OP,
It is obvious you have swallowed the lies (fake news) of american main steam media (msm) like CNN, TIMES, NSNBC etc about President Trump. The guy is doing a lot to better the lot of his people. The msm don't report that.

You need authentic news about America and Trump, read or listen to Fox news, Breitbart news, National Review, Axios, The Gateway Pundit etc
Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by rlauncher(m): 4:32pm On Jun 30, 2017
TheShopKeeper:


People seem to forget quickly, how Trump was the main originator of the birther's claim against Obama at the early stage of Obama's presidency in 2008. The amount of fake news Trump made also included information that Obama never went to any Ivy league college.

By the way, Trump is actually a fake new propaganist!!!

Trump never said Obama did not attend an ivy league school. That's another fake news you picked up from the internet or msm.

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by Dedetwo(m): 4:35pm On Jun 30, 2017
ashjay001:
Trump now d butts of jokes from other world leaders!

Excerpts;
“In the private conversations I ’ ve had with heads of states and ministers of foreign relations . . . they all feel what Turnbull just basically came out and said : This is , by far , the least capable person ever to sit in the office and it’ s appalling they have to deal with him , ” said Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group , a global risk- assessment firm. “ Even in a country that really needs to have a good relationship with the United States , you ’ re just not willing to deal with it. Your own ego will say , ‘ Screw this guy . ’ ”
White House officials did not respond to a request for comment.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-said-foreign-leaders-wouldnt-laugh-at-the-us-now-theyre-laughing-at-him/2017/06/15/de82a340-51da-11e7-be25-3a519335381c_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_trumpjokes-645pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.314e6ae6cf17


In your skewed level of understanding all these fools you mentioned in the above junk seemed to be better than USA citizens who elected Trump as president. Yet the dingbats could not create a country the same electorate created in USA. If you want to dwell on the idiocy voiced by Washington Post, I say it is your prerogative to do so however the print media house has goofed on issue they know absolutely nothing about and luckily it was about my home town. Liberalism is the grandmother of idiocy.
Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by I888(m): 4:48pm On Jun 30, 2017
ashjay001:



Better to wait for PMB to turn stone into salad, than to identify with unrepentant looters!


I'm of d old school. Its better to die hungry than to dine with remorseless looters.


I can as well see, u're of d other divide, wailing for corruption.
u should be stoned
Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by Rossikki: 4:48pm On Jun 30, 2017
Amberon:
Focus on your 10th world country.
Dummy. That ignorant dunce you call your president could usher in the complete destruction of America, and it is happening right before our eyes. Do you understand what democratic values mean? If you did, you would be alarmed at how Trump is tearing them down in America, whose power is predicated on those values.

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by Rossikki: 4:54pm On Jun 30, 2017
TheKingdom:


where did you get all that from? Are you in the white house? Are you even in Yankee? Over a year of Trump presidency and he has done more than what your Ni.gga Area country has failed to do in 60 years. Is there Boko Haram in California? Is there Fulani fightings in Florida? Has Nevada assembly failed to pay light bill like that of Zamfara? Is Trump going to China for medical checkup for 50+ and then 40+ days?

SHARRAP
Who is this knucklehead? Dude please, I'm not on your level.

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 7:06pm On Jun 30, 2017
I888:
u should be stoned
A lot of pple deserve stoning, but, I really dont see myself as one!!
Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 7:11pm On Jun 30, 2017
Dedetwo:


In your skewed level of understanding all these fools you mentioned in the above junk seemed to be better than USA citizens who elected Trump as president. Yet the dingbats could not create a country the same electorate created in USA. If you want to dwell on the idiocy voiced by Washington Post, I say it is your prerogative to do so however the print media house has goofed on issue they know absolutely nothing about and luckily it was about my home town. Liberalism is the grandmother of idiocy.


Well, I believe u will be among d few, who will enjoy a Trump dictatorship?!

How u even think ur self civilised enough, yet support a ............, .............,..............,........., ............., ................., ................., as Trump, only God knows!

Liberalism is what made fools as Trump, president of such a pivotal nation in world politics!


I can assure u, b4 d year runs out, a lot of those crazy assed voters would be having a rethink!

Most of u live on welfare, subsidised healthcare and all other forms of govt subsidies! Trump is trying to remove all that, d race is on to see who'll blink first!

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 10:42am On Jul 03, 2017
All these anti-climax don tire person o!

If Trump can survive all these hoopla, and still gets to complete his 4yr tenure, then I'll stop preaching tolerance!

Democracy, is truly going to d dogs! When d incumbent US president can share a video, showing him attacking a member of d free press?!


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-trump-locks-heads-with-news-media-in-a-social-media-first/2017/07/02/313e1dd6-5f40-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumpwrestling-830pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 9:33am On Jul 08, 2017
When u abandon ur birthright; shocked


The growing international isolatio The growing international isolation of the United States under President Trump was starkly apparent Friday as the leaders of major world economies mounted a nearly united opposition front against Washington on issues ranging from climate to free trade.
At a gathering of the Group of 20 world economic powers — normally a venue for drab displays of international comity — there were tough clashes with the United States and even talk of a possible transatlantic trade war .
The tensions were a measure of Trump’ s sharp break with previous U. S . policies. They were also a warning signal of Washington ’ s diminished clout , as the leaders of the other nations who gathered in Hamburg mulled whether to fix their signatures to statements that would exclude Trump or to find some sort of compromise . Two European officials said they were leaning toward a united front against Washington. n of the United States under President Trump was starkly apparent Friday as the leaders of major world economies mounted a nearly united opposition front against Washington on issues ranging from climate to free trade.
At a gathering of the Group of 20 world economic powers — normally a venue for drab displays of international comity — there were tough clashes with the United States and even talk of a possible transatlantic trade war .
The tensions were a measure of Trump’ s sharp break with previous U. S . policies. They were also a warning signal of Washington ’ s diminished clout , as the leaders of the other nations who gathered in Hamburg mulled whether to fix their signatures to statements that would exclude Trump or to find some sort of compromise . Two European officials said they were leaning toward a united front against Washington.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/at-g-20-eu-warns-of-trade-war-if-trump-imposes-restrictions-on-steel/2017/07/07/0ffae390-62f4-11e7-a6c7-f769fa1d5691_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumpsummit-710a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.bcf4c4ebb5f4

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 8:48pm On Jul 09, 2017
When u refuse to make sacrifices, to remain first among equals, u become ordinary.......

Excerpts;

The Europeans have stopped trying to paper over their differences with President Trump and the United States.
Traditionally respectful of American leadership and mindful of the country’s crucial role in European defense and global trade, European leaders normally repress or soften their criticism of United States presidents. Europeans were generally not happy with President Barack Obama’s reluctance to involve the country in Libya and Syria, for example, or his tardiness to engage in what clearly became an international confrontation with Russia in Ukraine, but their criticism was quiet.
But here at the Group of 20 summit meeting of the world’s industrialized nations, public splits with Mr. Trump were the order of the day. Those rifts have been reflected in European domestic politics, too, from Britain and France to Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Europe must “take our fate into our own hands” and stop “glossing over” clear differences.


https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/09/world/europe/donald-trump-europe.html
Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by DamiBukola: 9:49pm On Jul 09, 2017
ashjay001:
Well, I hope d ipob yoots are still happy?!? Afterall, there was maximum celebration in Naija n diaspora, amongst their ranks when d abominable Trump won the US presidency.

Nowadays, u hear unlikely stories coming from d US.

Journalist being arrested for asking too much questions or doing their jobs- freedom of press gone to d dogs??!

http://www.businessinsider.com/hugh-hewitt-grills-tom-price-over-journalists-arrest-2017-5

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/24/journalists-charged-felonies-trump-inauguration-unrest




Using govt clout to promote private enterprise.

- http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/donald-trump-s-feud-nordstrom-sparks-warnings-ethics-experts-n719141


Sacking head of law enforcement institutions involved in investigating corruption in govt.

https://www.vox.com/2017/5/11/15628276/trump-comey-fired-russia


These are stories we expect to hear from 3rd world autocratic nations, not d U.S. of A!?!
Just shut up, Buhari has destroyed Nigeria but you never complained so what the heck about Trump's destruction of America's democracy?

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 7:50am On Jul 10, 2017
DamiBukola:
Just shut up, Buhari has destroyed Nigeria but you never complained so what the heck about Trump's destruction of America's democracy?


Shut up ke? From a supposedly respectful tribe?! With a stranger on social media? U cant even try extrapolating ur view point, instead, u're threading d abusive path, like ipods?!

How is Bubu destroying naija? By insisting on due process? By attempting to put a stop to unfettered looting? By encouraging idle hands to farm? By going after corrupt high n mighty in d land?

Bubu might be slow, indecisive, politically naive n too democratised, but to doubt his vision, reeks of crass ignorance!? shocked

My beef with Trump is; without d US, some cabal might decide on a tenure elongation for Bubu; d military might even go d coup way; Putin would have taken over all other former soviet union members; south korea would be paying obeisance to north korea; d chinese wouldnt be so nice in their biz dealings with asian n african countries; all of ivory coast, d gambia, mali, serria leone would be under dictatorship!!?

And, if u dont see all that n more or rebutt with an intellectual post, u can gtf off my mentions!

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 9:18am On Jul 10, 2017
No one, nothing on earth is truly indispensable.
Picture of a thousand words ....

Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 10:48am On Jul 10, 2017
President Trump’ s foreign policy , such as it is, rests on a massive and apparently indestructible contradiction . Trump wants the United States to remain the “essential” nation, the best embodiment of Western ideals of freedom and democracy , while at the same time deliberately alienating many of our traditional allies, whose support the United States desperately needs. American leadership becomes difficult , if not impossible .
It is hard to straddle this contradiction , because it reflects a basic misunderstanding of the American “ greatness ” that Trump so avidly pursues. To Trump, this greatness is mainly measured in economic terms: the number of added jobs; the trajectory of wages ; the rate of economic growth. It is a nostalgic and unrealistic yearning for the economic dominance the United States enjoyed in the 1950 s and 1960 s .
The truth is that American greatness then and later was never about dollars and cents alone . Prosperity was a means to an end, not an end in itself . The greater objective was to promote democracy and mixed economies, with power divided between the market and government . To advance this vision , the United States advocated open trade and provided a military umbrella. The latter created a geopolitical shield against instability.
Trump sees the costs of these programs as showing that past U. S. leaders were willing to sacrifice the interests of ordinary Americans to meaningless global cooperation . U. S . officials negotiated horrible trade deals ; American workers lost their jobs to imports ; our putative allies didn ’ t pick up their fair share of military spending . These “ allies” were rivals , not partners .
Although there was some truth to these complaints , they were (and are ) fundamentally misleading . The notion that Americans simply abandoned their own interests for Japan’ s, Germany ’ s or South Korea ’ s — to select a few obvious countries — is counterfactual . Americans thought , correctly , that their embrace of a generous approach to the world exemplified “enlightened self -interest. ” Our economic and political interests were served by a prosperous and increasingly democratic global system .
As “ grand strategy , ” the post - World War II American conception of the world order largely succeeded . The global economy grew richer . A wealthier Europe established stable democracies . The Soviet Union collapsed . America benefited from all of this . There was no World War III . The memory of World War II , coming so soon after World War I , discredited the U. S . isolationism of the interwar period . This backlash was the incubator of postwar U. S . foreign policy .
Now there’ s a new era . What role can the United States play ? Often , Trump seems of two minds . Last week in Europe , he warned of the dangers of a nuclear- armed North Korea and pledged to remain faithful to America ’ s ideals of freedom and liberty . But as Trump has surely discovered, running an outward -looking , internationalist foreign policy is hard when your domestic policy is nationalist and inward -looking . Abroad, the balancing act has backfired .
A recent Pew Research Center poll of 40 , 448 respondents in 37 countries
finds a big drop in favorable views of the United States . At the end of Barack Obama ’ s presidency , 64 percent of foreign respondents viewed the United States favorably ; now that ’ s 49 percent . Respondents were asked whether they had “confidence ” that the U. S . president would “ do the right thing ” in world affairs. In Germany , only 11 percent thought Trump would ; Obama ’ s rating had been 86 percent . In Mexico , 5 percent backed Trump, down from Obama ’ s 49 percent . Only in Russia and Israel did Trump outscore Obama .
As a result, it’ s harder for Trump to lead internationally. Foreign leaders can more easily oppose him without suffering adverse domestic political consequences . He has made it even harder by antagonizing other countries by withdrawing from the Paris agreement on climate change . There was no need ; all the pact ’ s goals are voluntary .
Of course , if your policies aim mainly to increase exports and jobs, none of this matters. But here , too , Trump’ s approach may fail . He quit the Trans- Pacific Partnership — a trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim nations ; many economists consider this a blunder , because Asian economies are among the fastest -growing. And last week , Europe and Japan announced they ’ re negotiating a trade agreement that covers 40 percent of world trade and excludes the United States . Being outside these agreements would weaken U. S . exports . Further, the European Union warns it might retaliate against the United States if Trump restricts Europe ’ s steel exports .
What we ’ re witnessing is extraordinary : a voluntary surrender of power and influence . Trump may believe that trade and environmental issues can be kept separate from geopolitical matters, such as North Korea’ s nuclear program . On the contrary, history suggests that trade and geopolitics go hand in hand. To deal with North Korea , Trump needs allies to make economic sanctions tougher or to support military action . He has precious few because he has been so careless in abdicating responsibility for the global trading system .
Read more from Robert Samuelson ’ s archive.
Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by zoom007: 1:38pm On Jul 17, 2017
ashjay001:
No one, nothing on earth is truly indispensable.

Picture of a thousand words ....
Its people like you that needs to be educated. Take out US from NATO and Russia will be the power in Europe. The Europeans need trump than he needs them. Take that to the bank. Under the nose of a weakling Obama with his European zombies, Russia took over Crimea from Ukraine, all they do is sanction this sanction that.

for your skull head information. Approval ratings among his base- over 85%, approval ratings among evangelicals- 89%. So you all with FNN can go to hell, since you cannot sleep without seeing trump in your dreams.

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 1:48pm On Jul 17, 2017
zoom007:

Its people like you that needs to be educated. Take out US from NATO and Russia will be the power in Europe. The Europeans need trump than he needs them. Take that to the bank.

for your skull head information. Approval ratings among his base- over 85%, approval ratings among evangelicals- 89%. So you all with FNN can go to hell, since you cannot sleep without seeing trump in your dreams.

Who approval ratings epp?! tongue

Nobody needs anybody, nothing is important, until attach importance to it!?

Russia cant rule Europe, with d presence of Germany, US or no US! Incase u dont know ur history, na US even save Russia n co from German hands!

I must see Trump na, thats been my complaint! Cos, if d US comot hand for world matter, Gbagbo for don destroy Ivory Coast, Jona for don scatter we country, ......
Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 11:52am On Jul 19, 2017
Trump is finally getting d memo, Obamacare has become a juggernaut!?

Large majorities like nearly all of the law ’ s major provisions, and now they prefer the ACA over any current alternative . The November 2016 Kaiser survey numbers on this were stunning. For instance , fully 90 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans supported allowing young adults to stay on their parents ’ insurance until age 26 ; 89 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of Republicans approved the elimination of out - of- pocket expenses for many preventive services; 91 percent and 67 percent wanted subsidies for low - and middle - income Americans to purchase insurance ; 90 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of Republicans support the Medicaid expansion ; 75 percent and 63 percent wanted to prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage because of one ’ s medical history ; and 82 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of Republicans support increasing the Medicare payroll tax on earnings for upper - income Americans.
This consensus had two important exceptions: Republicans and independents opposed both the individual mandate that everyone have health insurance , and also the business mandate that employers with 50 or more employees offer insurance .
President Trump and the Republicans apparently thought that the public ’ s opposition to these mandates was enough to do in Obamacare . They have found that they were wrong .

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/07/19/why-cant-the-senate-repeal-obamacare-because-its-actual-policies-are-popular/?utm_term=.3a406c5ec324

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by zoom007: 1:07pm On Jul 19, 2017
ashjay001:
Trump is finally getting d memo, Obamacare has become a juggernaut!?

Large majorities like nearly all of the law ’ s major provisions, and now they prefer the ACA over any current alternative . The November 2016 Kaiser survey numbers on this were stunning. For instance , fully 90 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans supported allowing young adults to stay on their parents ’ insurance until age 26 ; 89 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of Republicans approved the elimination of out - of- pocket expenses for many preventive services; 91 percent and 67 percent wanted subsidies for low - and middle - income Americans to purchase insurance ; 90 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of Republicans support the Medicaid expansion ; 75 percent and 63 percent wanted to prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage because of one ’ s medical history ; and 82 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of Republicans support increasing the Medicare payroll tax on earnings for upper - income Americans.
This consensus had two important exceptions: Republicans and independents opposed both the individual mandate that everyone have health insurance , and also the business mandate that employers with 50 or more employees offer insurance .
President Trump and the Republicans apparently thought that the public ’ s opposition to these mandates was enough to do in Obamacare . They have found that they were wrong .

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/07/19/why-cant-the-senate-repeal-obamacare-because-its-actual-policies-are-popular/?utm_term=.3a406c5ec324
Who polls help? obamacare is destined to be repealed. its only a matter of when. we shall remind you when it is repealed. you cant keep insurance companies into perpetual loss because you want to save the world. If not for Republicans promise to repeal the failed obamacare i would prefer obamacare to continue, by the time they cant afford it and all insurance companies DON run commot you will get insurance from heaven at cheap price. it is insane to peg insurance price on people with pre-existing conditions. For your information, I work as an insurance expert and you should know i have sound knowledge of issues around health insurance.
The only option for obamacare to survive is for the lawmakers resolve to accept to buy off insurance companies loss and you know republicans are very reluctant to public debt increasing, they are conservatives for a reason. obamacare is good but is it sustainable? will it result in government savings or deficits.
The Alternatives right now proposed by republicans will result in savings and not deficit for the government in nearest future. both sides need to sit down and design what will work create a balance.
Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 2:40pm On Jul 19, 2017
zoom007:

Who polls help? obamacare is destined to be repealed. its only a matter of when. we shall remind you when it is repealed. you cant keep insurance companies into perpetual loss because you want to save the world. If not for Republicans promise to repeal the failed obamacare i would prefer obamacare to continue, by the time they cant afford it and all insurance companies DON run commot you will get insurance from heaven at cheap price. it is insane to peg insurance price on people with pre-existing conditions. For your information, I work as an insurance expert and you should know i have sound knowledge of issues around health insurance.
The only option for obamacare to survive is for the lawmakers resolve to accept to buy off insurance companies loss and you know republicans are very reluctant to public debt increasing, they are conservatives for a reason. obamacare is good but is it sustainable? will it result in government savings or deficits.
The Alternatives right now proposed by republicans will result in savings and not deficit for the government in nearest future. both sides need to sit down and design what will work create a balance.



1st commonsense dissenting voice!?

Individual mandate is supposed to tackle d pre-existing condition pple. Thats why obamacare made it compulsory to either register or pay an exemption tax, no matter how healthy u are! Something trump n gop wants to remove.

That idea will only fail when d population of d sick is far more than d healthy pple registered, which is only possible in few of d involved states. Infact, from multiple sources, d insurance firms are supposed to start making profits by 2018!

Those state gov holding out, shouldnt! Instead, they should create a marketplace n allow more pple to register, cos d more healthy pple register, d more profitable it'll be for d insurance firms.


I've been following this since d very beginning! I no be american o, just a bored busy body!

Right from when d democrats used all their political capital to get it passed into law(d lost their majority in d house because of that), and hopefully, up to d point Trump n his crazy party 'll be totally disgraced as having failed to repeal it, inspite of all their chest beating, house n senate majority n a republican president to boot! tongue

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Re: Trump's Destruction Of Democratic Values by ashjay001(m): 3:36pm On Jul 22, 2017
Our very own, Aremu Obasanjo, taking potshots at Trump n Americans;


Trump has come so that America can be humbled – Obasanjo

ON July 22, 2017 1:04 PM / IN News ,
Politics / BY Tony / Comments

Americans are humans too like Africans in choosing Donald Trump as president, former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo said in a rare reflection that appeared to have mocked the US election last November.
‘‘The fact that America can produce a Trump in this day and age, it means Americans are as human as we are,’‘ he was quoted to have said.
The octogenarian who ruled Nigeria in 1976-79– first as a military ruler and then a civilian leader in 1999-2007 said he was happy about the turnout of events in the U.S.
‘‘I am not justifying what African leaders are doing. If our leaders are doing wrong, we should say that they are doing wrong. Trump has come so that America can be humbled, and we can also learn that lesson,’‘ he added.
Obasanjo’s comment was made during an event earlier this week at the French Embassy in Pretoria, the News24 portal reports.
The event in question was the launch of the French version of a book titled ‘Making Africa Work.’ The book described as ‘‘A trenchant analysis of the continent economic faultlines and a handbook of best practices to redress them,’‘ was authored by Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo and Dickie Davis.
According to him, even though Africa still needed foreign direct investment, it was time for the continent to show the rest of the world that it can take charge of its own future. ‘‘Nobody can do it for us, and it is all of us, and if we do it, we will get it right,’‘ he added.


http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/07/trump-come-america-can-humbled-obasanjo/

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