News you need to knowOn Saturday, three attackers barreled a van into pedestrians on London Bridge then stabbed more at Borough Market.
President Trump’s response was to quote, out of context, London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Trump tweeted, “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’”
Why this is not normalPresident Trump tweets all day, and usually, in a state of rage. Or so it seems, considering his lack of proper punctuation, spelling, or consideration to what his tweets mean to diplomacy, national moral, and U.S. security.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes America to be an unreliable ally. Now, Trump has publicly attacked our English allies. Trump thought he could misquote and throw London’s mayor under the bus to make his own travel ban look reasonable.
When, really, none of this is reasonable. A president tweeting everything that pops into his head isn’t a sign of transparency, it’s a sign of instability, impetuous decision making, and lack of self-control.
Trump often talks about other countries laughing at the United States. Well, if they’re laughing, it’s out of hysterical terror that the most powerful man in the world doesn’t have the ethical fortitude to hold back a tweet, let alone navigate more complex issues.
DGO Staff Writer