Skip to comments.President Trump passes his first test on the world stage
Posted on 05/28/2017 3:53:55 PM PDT by blueplum
(CNN)President Donald Trump's first presidential foray onto the international stage should be judged as a success. His visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy were well managed by the White House and effectively advanced some key foreign policy goals for the new administration.
These include rebuilding frayed partnerships in the Middle East and pressuring allies in Europe to invest more in their own defenses; no leader across the Atlantic should be left with any doubt about US expectations of what they need to do to strengthen NATO....[snip]
Undoubtedly, his remarks at the NATO headquarters could and should have been stronger, with a robust declaration in support of the Article 5 NATO commitment, support for further NATO expansion, and a clear warning to Vladimir Putin's Russia to keep out of the Baltic states.
But even absent those statements, Donald Trump did successfully hammer home the key message that all 28 members of the alliance must do more to invest in their own defense... [snip]
France's newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron, visibly smirked...
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
two-fer time - Egotistical little Macron thinks he's more important than America.
"In the interview, Macron compared his own handshake to his leadership posture. "One must show that we won't make little concessions, even symbolic ones," Macron said."
With an A.
So Europe is run by an East German Gnädige Frau and a passel of metrosexuals?
CNN must not have received the daily DNC talking points memo.....
Melania passed her test..in fashion....in grace..in beauty..in kindness.
Meanwhile..moochie wore some kind of bizarre off the shoulder shirt to a church in italy
Gardiner, for the record, is one of us. Good guy.
Do you believe it? Macron thinks success is out-handshaking President Trump. Yup, that’s the key to saving France from German takeover and from ISIS.
Since Merkels been the big honcho she thought and wanted to leave the summit with the G-7 agenda endorsed by everyone....I think that all the members there understand that Trump fully underscored his determination to break the global mold and that things were not going to just move along as usual....just as he had been showing from the get go of this remarkable Tour.
Furthermore Merkel had already gone groveling into Putins arms ,after she got the cold shoulder from Trump in her visit here, and just a couple weeks before the summit.
Also Merkel wanted endorsement by everyone so she could show she remained the 'Leader' of the pack...but from the get go Trump showed clearly that he was... and consistently irritated her even further...
We know who was leader of the pack.....US is back!
If CNN is forced to say he passed, he nailed it!
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