Who makes Trump look weak? Trump him­self

The Beacon Herald - - OPINION -

Don­ald Trump would like peo­ple to think that his thoughts, de­ci­sions and reg­u­lar self-con­tra­dic­tions are part of a Great Mas­ter Plan in which ev­ery move is in­te­grated into the whole scheme, like a real-life chess game. Maybe some buy that. This sum­mary says not so:

Af­ter leav­ing the Que­bec G7 meet­ing, Trump be­came so an­gry at Justin Trudeau’s clos­ing re­marks that he in­stantly tweeted that he had in­structed his peo­ple to not sign the fi­nal com­mu­niqué, and that Trudeau’s re­marks were “… de­ceit­ful and weak.”

On CNN Sun­day morn­ing, Trump’s anger­fest at Trudeau was faith­fully but disin­gen­u­ously repli­cated by eco­nomic ad­viser Larry Kud­low. Un­der sharp ques­tion­ing by the CNN host, Kud­low ac­knowl­edged that he and Trump were pri­mar­ily an­gry be­cause they be­lieved Trudeau’s re­marks would con­vey to the North Kore­ans the per­cep­tion that Trump is weak.

Here’s a flash for both of you, Trump and Kud­low: It is not other peo­ple who make Trump look weak. Rather, it is your words and ac­tions that make him look weak … and stupid … and a bully.

Brian Boyd Or­léans

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