Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that he will make America great again but other nations are laughing at us – laughing at the fact that a con man like Trump could make it this far in a Presidential election.
Vilnius, Lithuania: an artist painted a street mural of Donald Trump and Putin kissing.
Scotland: After Trump congratulated Scotland on Brexit even though Scotland voted against Brexit, many Scots voiced their opinion of Trump directly to Trump:
@realDonaldTrump You are a fucking moron.
— Peter Serafinowicz (@serafinowicz) June 24, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Scotland voted IN you moron
— lily (@lilyallen) June 24, 2016
@realdonaldtrump Scotland voted Remain, you weapons-grade plum.
— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) June 24, 2016
Britain: As reported in the Washington Post, the British Parliament debated on Jan. 18 whether to ban Trump from the country for peddling “hate speech.” Even though only the Home Secretary can actually ban someone in Britain, more than 570,000 people signed a petition demanding that he be outlawed.
Germany: A few weeks after Trump announced his candidacy, the newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung stated: “Weird, egomaniac, racist…yet he leads in the polls; how can that be?” In 2015, an article appeared in Der Spiegel, the leading news magazine in Germany, which concluded “It may turn out that Trump is doing his country a major service with his candidacy because he is demonstrating very vividly what is rotten about this system. With all due respect, he’s a useful idiot.” And this float was part of the city of Düsseldorf’s annual Carnival parade. “Make Fascism Great Again.”
Vatican City (The Pope): On February 18, Pope Francis said “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.”
England: Boris Johnson (now Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) on Trump’s comments about areas in London being so radicalized that the police fear for their lives. “Donald Trump’s ill-informed comments are complete and utter nonsense. Crime has been falling steadily in both London and New York — and the only reason I wouldn’t go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.”
France: President Francois Hollande said to the French Press Association that Trump’s “excesses end up making you feel like you want to retch,” He also said that Trump’s comments about the Khan family were “hurtful and humiliating.” French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, speaking on France Inter radio, called Trump’s comments about women “sordid and revealing about his personality.” The French newspaper Le Monde calls Trump “a wrecking ball”. France’s Liberation Newspaper August 27th cover story, “Trump: The American Nightmare.”
Mexico: The Foreign Relations Department issued a statement about Trump’s proposals concerning Mexico and Mexican immigrants. “We maintain our position that these comments reflect prejudice, racism and total ignorance.” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in a statement to the Excelsior newspaper: “There have been episodes in human history, unfortunately, where these expressions of strident rhetoric have led to very ominous situations,” he said. “That’s how Mussolini got in, that’s how Hitler got in.”
Belgium: Alderman Philippe Close, responsible for the tourism of Brussels, has called Trump “a totally vulgar clown.” after Trump called the city a hellhole. Insulted people began tweeting. One showed a picture of LaGrand Place and “WHERE is the #hellhole @realDonaldTrump? Brussels or your mouth???”
Afghanistan: Zardasht Shams, the deputy minister of information, said to the Daily Beast: “Sorry, I’m not well updated on this fool’s policy or stand on Afghanistan.”
The Taliban in Afghanistan: After watching the first Trump vs Clinton debate, the Taliban said through a spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, that Trump is a “non-serious” candidate who says “anything that comes to his tongue.” Yes, even the Taliban can see what Trump supporters cannot. How embarrassing is that?
Donald Trump’s mouth and tweets have done far more damage to this country than any of Hillary Clinton’s emails if, in fact, there are any emails to prove that any damage was done at all because as of today, there is NOTHING.
WHO HASN’T CRITICIZED TRUMP?
Vladimir Putin (former KGB agent, now President of the Russian Federation). In December 2015, Putin said about Trump “He’s a very lively man, talented without doubt.” Trump, of course, has praised Putin on numerous occasions.
Kim Jong Un (maniac of North Korea): Jeung Sang Wook of Korean Business News Daily commenting on Kim Jong Un’s endorsement of Trump said that “Kim Jong-Un is not in favor of Donald Trump’s policies on guns as, obviously, he’d like to see an America that is weaker militarily. However, he does apparently feel that of all of the potential United States candidates, Trump has the closest mindset to himself.”
Donald Trump is the last person who can make this nation greater than it already is.
Trump supporters may not care about the opinions that leaders and citizens of other countries have of their candidate, but they should. I know that I don’t want any member of my family having to go to war because of the insulting, indecent, crass, racist, and ignorant comments that come out of Trump’s mouth or through his fingers on Twitter. We all know that Trump’s kids certainly won’t ever be on the front lines of any war. The only thing his sons use their guns for is to kill animals for trophies which they collect like Trump collects wives. I don’t want to feel unsafe or have any member of my family feel unsafe when we travel outside of the United States because people in other countries assume that just because we’re Americans, we share the same beliefs as this hateful demagogue. Trump puts ALL Americans at risk in this way.
So Trump supporters can believe all the conspiracy theories they want about emails and blindly follow their “hero” over a cliff. I’ll be voting for the OTHER candidate on November 8th – the sane one who isn’t a worldwide joke – and I implore those who really do want America to continue to be viewed as a great and powerful nation to do the same.