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Trump’s US delegation was ‘dumbfounded’ by hostile reception at Munich conference: report

Trump’s US delegation was ‘dumbfounded’ by hostile reception at Munich conference: report

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  1. I’m guessing that the Venn diagram of “experienced career diplomats” and “Trump’s US delegation” do not overlap.

  2. > **“In speech after speech, whether in public or private, European leaders lamented what they perceive as the U.S.’s disengagement from both the region and the world at large,”** the report notes. “German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened the conference — one of the largest annual gatherings of political leaders, military chiefs and top diplomats from around the world — by accusing the Trump administration of ‘rejecting the idea of the international community.’”
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    > Pompeo lashed back at Steinmeier’s comments in his speech, telling the attendees, “I’m here to tell you the facts. Those statements do not reflect reality.”

    I mean, If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you’re the asshole.

  3. “According to a report from Politico, the U.S. delegation attending the Munich Security Conference were “dumbfounded” by the hostile reception they received from world leaders which included more than a few speeches that were highly critical of the policies of Donald Trump.

    The report kicks off by stating, “If the three-day event, which drew to a close on Sunday, illustrated anything, it was that the divergence between the U.S. and the dominant European powers — Germany and France (the U.K. was MIA) — is greater than ever. Those who thought last year’s tense gathering represented a low point in the relationship left Munich this year chastened.”

    Over the weekend, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a seventeen-minute speech that included praise for the president’s economic policies that was greeted with silence, while other leaders took shots at the U.S.

    ** “In speech after speech, whether in public or private, European leaders lamented what they perceive as the U.S.’s disengagement from both the region and the world at large,” the report notes.** “German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened the conference — one of the largest annual gatherings of political leaders, military chiefs and top diplomats from around the world — by accusing the Trump administration of ‘rejecting the idea of the international community.’”

    **Steinmeier also too a pointed jab at Donald Trump’s “Make America great again” mantra by stating, “Every country should fend for itself and put its own interests over all others … ‘Great again’ — even at the expense of neighbors and partners**.”

    Politico specifically reports that the American delegation was “dumbfounded” after French President Emmanuel Macron, “speaking at the forum for the first time, echoed Steinmeier the next day, noting that ‘what Europe wants is not quite the same as the U.S.’”

    Pompeo lashed back at Steinmeier’s comments in his speech, telling the attendees, “I’m here to tell you the facts. Those statements do not reflect reality.”

    “The reaction to Pompeo reflects the toll Trump’s aggressive, often abusive, rhetoric toward European allies has taken on the relationship,” Politico reports. “Even when confronted with facts that disprove the narrative of American disengagement, European officials simply don’t believe it. In private, U.S. representatives tell their European counterparts to ‘ignore the tweets,’ but that’s proved to be a tall order.””

  4. Trump, destroying US global standing on a daily basis

  5. >After the speech, a consensus formed among the Germans and French that Pompeo’s audience wasn’t the Europeans in the room, but Donald Trump. Pompeo’s insistence that the “West is winning, we’re collectively winning,” was registered by many attendees as “the U.S. is winning.”

    Thats the crux getting left out in some versions.

    World leaders and diplomats are tired of being Trump’s campaign tools, and feel like every member of that administration is a cheerleader. When other politicians think youre “just here for the photo op” its pretty bad.

  6. Well yeah. It’s kind of what happens when you have been destroying for the last three years any shred of credibility and leadership US once had. Idiots.

  7. We thought they loved it when we shit all over and threatened them. We are totally gobsmacked.

  8. For the love of all that is holy, every single person in this country needs to get out and vote this November.

  9. MIA in the Trump administration: self awareness and intelligence.

  10. Dumbshit bootlickers too dumb to properly assess how they are viewed internationally. News at 11. Also, water is wet.

  11. 6 fucking pop ups on that website, I felt like I was playing fruit ninja.

  12. Same reaction Trump got at the U.N, guess response was much the same, ‘wasn’t expecting that reaction’ if you live in the fox echo chamber you’re the best thing since sliced bread, outside, who the fuck invented sliced bread

  13. How are they surprised by this. Trump has tied to cut down every major multi nation alliance. I’m pretty sure he hasn’t even nominated Nikki Haleys replacement yet.

  14. Most trump supporters I’ve met have no idea of the world outside of their community. They are genuinely shocked when I tell them that nearly everyone I’ve met abroad doesn’t speak well of the U.S. Especially now.

  15. This is a frequent problem I see among conservatives in the US; they expect everyone to respect them or roll out the red carpet cause “We’re America”, and then are shocked when they find out not they’re not better than everyone or viewed that way.

  16. Try checking leadership approval metrics. China is now higher ranked than USA.

  17. Trump’s US delegation was dumb~~founded~~

    There, now the headline is more accurate.

  18. The Trump administration is like the school yard bully who thinks that all the other kids fear and respect them when really they just loathe them.

  19. the whole administration is full of con men and grifters. Most, if not all, belong in prison. No other types are left at this point. Good on Europe for their stand.

  20. Well when you’re so full of your own shit you can’t see anything else it makes sense

  21. Is EVERYONE in the Trump administration in possession of a double-digit IQ?

  22. Check out the longer video where he verbally sucks Trumps dick then gets no applause, even from the 50 Republicans in the room… so funny. He can not blame the radical Dems for this one…

  23. Betray both you country and your allies and your only friends left are your enemies. Only an administration as rockbottom stupid as this one would be dumbfounded that people respond unfavorably to their treachery.

  24. AMERICA FIRST, YOU BITCHES! *proceeds to piss on the entire world*

    OMG I dunno why they wouldn’t welcome us with open arms.

    Actually, Pompeo was prolly like “where my Nazis at!?”

    *crickets*

  25. They’re fucking idiots living in their own circlejerk reality. It’s a fucking cult and signs of a wider mental illness issue in the United States involving religion.

  26. Its almost like if you treat your allies like enemies they stop liking you. Who would have thought?

  27. Narcissistic Abuse and Gaslighting is identical everywhere. It’s the same in a family as it is in a company with a glad-handing yet incompetent boss as it is in a court system as it is in a corrupt, authoritarian government.

    Orwell was OK, but he didn’t identify the root cause of it. It’s just narcissistic abuse. Go to /r/raisedbynarcissists and read the horror stories. You’ll see the patterns clearly enough.

    LEGIONS of these old narcissists have been leading us down a now-suicidal path toward the destruction of the entire race. We need to STOP IT.

  28. I don’t even know if Trump and his cronies know how to spell the word “facts” let alone use them.?

    Also the fact that, instead of maybe noticing that all of the others had similar complaints and maybe realizing that there’s reasons for that, Pompy acted like a petulant schoolboy throwing a temper tantrum, is very telling.

    How pathetic.

  29. So completely out of touch they can’t even figure out why everyone would distain them.
    Lying, cheating, manipulating and self serving approach to everything is all just business as usual in their world.

  30. Maybe if they paid attention to international news and not just Fox News they would have a clue that the world is tired of their leader’s shenanigans.

  31. Dear Trump: everyone hates you and by proxy everyone hates us now too.

    Great work.
    American Citizen

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