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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 03:02 PM Apr 2020

The Guardian nails it " US's global reputation hits rock-bottom over Trump's coronavirus response" [View all]


International relations expert warns policy failure could do lasting damage as president insults allies and undermines alliances

(all of this is worth reading - I can only put 4 paragraphs, below - read it all at the link above)

Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, which he once dismissed as a hoax, has been fiercely criticised at home as woefully inadequate to the point of irresponsibility.

Yet also thanks largely to Trump, a parallel disaster is unfolding across the world: the ruination of America’s reputation as a safe, trustworthy, competent international leader and partner.


Trump’s surreal televised Covid-19 briefings are further undermining respect for US leadership. Trump regularly propagates false or misleading information, bets on hunches, argues with reporters and contradicts scientific and medical experts.


Do Americans realise how far their country’s moral as well as financial stock has fallen? Perhaps at this time of extreme stress, it seems not to matter. But it will matter later on – for them and for the future international balance of power.


(my thoughts - of course we realize it! Democrats do, anyway)

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The USA hit rock bottom when shithole and the . . . Iliyah Apr 2020 #1
THIS malaise Apr 2020 #2
multiple coups RicROC Apr 2020 #5
Bingo dailytroubadour Apr 2020 #28
Not to forget the Bernie purists & Jill Stein ideologists. Lock him up. Apr 2020 #12
They're back for November. Person of Interest Apr 2020 #15
Same people who voted for Nader in 2000 Dem4Life1102 Apr 2020 #21
Kick and recommend. bronxiteforever Apr 2020 #3
There's a bottom? Girard442 Apr 2020 #4
Exactly Lulu KC Apr 2020 #19
Kick and recommend Stuart G Apr 2020 #6
Vlad has achieved his goal. sarcasmo Apr 2020 #7
It's not Vlad alone. There are American wnylib Apr 2020 #24
Opening up the country on May 1st is all Vlad's idea, three phone calls in the last 10 days. sarcasmo Apr 2020 #33
May 1 was a significant date for Soviet Russia. wnylib Apr 2020 #36
Even with a solid, smart, competent post-Trump President, what country... Beartracks Apr 2020 #8
I used to say that 9/11 was the most successful terrorist attack of all time. Girard442 Apr 2020 #9
Diagree. grumpyduck Apr 2020 #10
K&R smirkymonkey Apr 2020 #11
No. Please don't tempt him. AllyCat Apr 2020 #13
he has succeeded in ruining America demtenjeep Apr 2020 #14
Except this pandemic is hitting every other country too lunatica Apr 2020 #16
If only China & Russia are left as superpowers; yes, thats a BAD thing. oldsoftie Apr 2020 #18
We have no idea what's happening in Russia and China lunatica Apr 2020 #25
According to the Kremlin, Moscow hospitals are overflowing oldsoftie Apr 2020 #31
Yes it is. That's why it was called a BALANCE of Powers from 1946 onward... Hekate Apr 2020 #27
Thank you! oldsoftie Apr 2020 #32
60million+ Deplorable Republican voters think they NoMoreRepugs Apr 2020 #17
With Trump, there is NO rock bottom PatSeg Apr 2020 #20
As I said in the days after the coup: all without a shot being fired Hekate Apr 2020 #22
Already Done Nacht Owl Apr 2020 #23
We're #1! We're #1! We're #1! Give me a foam finger to jam up 45's ass. Evolve Dammit Apr 2020 #26
Hell yes, I realize it. Mickju Apr 2020 #29
Excellent article, but one quibble.... SouthernCal_Dem Apr 2020 #30
"the ruination of America's reputation as a safe, trustworthy, competent intl. leader and partner" Martin Eden Apr 2020 #34
Yep. Painful. Horrifying. calimary Apr 2020 #35
The world is laughing at Trump and his incompetence. UCmeNdc Apr 2020 #37
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