President Donald Trump once again made a fool of himself – and, unfortunately, of the entire United States – at the 44th (2018) G7 Summit held in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8 and 9, 2018.
Trump’s presence at the summit – albeit very, very brief – left vivid marks that characterized the entire 2-day meeting:
- Trump arrived at the meeting late in hopes of becoming the center of attraction. Noting that his tardiness was instead highlighted, he forthwith disrupted an ongoing meeting on women’s rights to call attention to his own agenda.
- Without any productive participation, he signed (and obviously agreed to) the G7 “collective communique” that was put together before his planned early departure for Singapore (where he was to prepare for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un).
- Because he didn’t like some of the statements made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he forthwith denounced the meeting and renounced the “joint communique” that he signed earlier (before leaving for Singapore).
- Using his Twitter account, he condemned Prime Minister Trudeau as “weak” and “dishonest” and denounced the entire G7 for “robbing” the United States blind – and then provoked more animosity by suggesting the readmission of Russia into the Group. Russia was removed from the Group for invading and annexing Crimea.
The two pictures included in this essay – borrowed from Donald Trump’s “fake news” people, and to which I’ve added suitable captions – say more than a thousand words.