President Trump, the Diplomat

The test of a zealous politician, F. Scott Fitzgerald might have said, is the ability to exhibit two opposed forms of behavior at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. No one in the contemporary political world exhibits this more than President Donald Trump, unconventional, crude, aggressive tone, uncouth, plain speaking, tweeter of attacks on opponents, and intemperate at times, but a model of good behavior, modest language, diplomatic skill, and charm, at other times as he displayed in London and in Normandy in June 2019.  Yet the contradiction remains. Trump, together with the other leaders of the Allied countries, on June 6, 2019, signed the multinational D-Day proclamation honoring those who lost their lives on that day, but he self-centeredly signed at the top so his name came first.  Trump’s effect on others is similarly contradictory. In Washington, D.C., Nancy Pelosi on June 3, 2019 proclaimed, “I do not want see him...(Read Full Article)
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