Tag Archives: Trumplomacy

Verbatim

Trump Doesn’t Blame China for Taking Advantage of U.S.

“I don’t blame China. After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? I give China great credit.”

— President Trump, quoted by Axios, at an event with Chinese officials.

Verbatim

U.S. Now the World’s Only Country Not in Paris Climate Accord

“Syria announced during United Nations climate talks on Tuesday that it would sign the Paris agreement on climate change. The move, which comes on the heels of Nicaragua signing the accord last month, will leave the United States as the only country that has rejected the global pact.”

New York Times

Poetic Justice

Travesty — Tragedy — Catastrophe

Trump’s trip to Puerto Rico was a total travesty.
He toted up body counts to define what’s a tragedy.
So let’s take the occasion
To consider Trump’s administration —
Now that is an unmitigated “real catastrophe!”

Enumerati

Putin More Trusted than Trump Globally

22 out of 36

A new Pew Research survey finds that respondents in 22 out of 36 countries trusted Russian President Vladimir Putin more than President Trump when it comes to handling global affairs. And that includes American allies like Germany, France and Japan.

News & Comment

It’s Arguable that Donald Has Done More for the Paris Climate Accord than Obama Did

Photo Credit: Al Jazeera
Photo Credit: Al Jazeera
I know, June 1 seems like a long time ago in Trump years, but that’s the day he announced the United States was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord.

His administration recently submitted the paperwork to the United Nations confirming that the U.S. will join Syria and Nicaragua to refuse to be part of the ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gasses and combat climate change.

But maybe Trump is actually doing more for the Paris Accord than former President Barack Obama did by just signing it:

A presumably unintended consequence, however, is that President Trump’s comments prompted 237 cities and counties, 13 states, the District of Columbia, 323 universities and colleges, 1,666 businesses and investors, and 23 foundations to commit themselves to the Paris climate agreement since June 1, 2017. This begs the question whether President Trump may have done more to further the Paris agreement than President Obama.

Statistically speaking, it’s hard to argue with those numbers ….

Enumerati

Few Back Trump’s Decision to Pull Out of Paris Accord

18%

A new AP-NORC poll finds that less than a third of Americans support President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, with just 18% of respondents agreeing with his claim that pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions will help the U.S. economy.

Poetic Justice

From Detente to …

Before the election, Trump-Russia relations were all a-glow.
Trumpians met with Russians as if no one would ever know.
But in light of the revelations
And ongoing investigations,
Donald characterizes Russkie relations as at an “all-time low.”

Poetic Justice

A Statesmanlike Snubbing

Is there anyone more wretched and lonely than Rex Tillerson?
He’s stuck in a job he only took ’cause his wife made him.
He’s going all the way to Moscow,
Only, as we already know,
To be snubbed by the odious Vladimir Putin.

Poetic Justice

Regime Change Disarrange

The Trump White House remains chaotic and strange,
A place where malevolence and incompetence interchange.
It’s a place where diplomacy
Is tinged with idiocy,
Where Tillerson and Haley can’t agree on regime change.

Poetic Justice

A Sissy for Sissi

Trump always thought that Obama was a wussy,
That a man’s man just reaches out for some pussy.
But in the presence of REAL power,
Trump turns into an oozy fawner,
Like when he meets a REAL dictator like Egypt’s el-Sissi.