Wrecking The Ship Of State

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Normally, we would consider it ridiculous to suggest that an American president could be so ignorant of crucial issues, and be led to take dangerous foreign policy moves with such crude inducements. But can we believe this about a man who can’t accept the truth about the size of his inauguration crowds, who boasts about his election victory in the most inappropriate circumstances? Yes.

And consider his refusal to endorse the central principle of NATO, the obligation to come to our allies’ defense — a refusal that came as a shock and surprise to his own foreign policy team. What was that about? Nobody knows, but it’s worth considering that Trump apparently ranted to European Union leaders about the difficulty of setting up golf courses in their nations. So maybe it was sheer petulance.

The point, again, is that everything suggests that Trump is neither up to the job of being president nor willing to step aside and let others do the work right. And this is already starting to have real consequences, from disrupted health coverage to ruined alliances to lost credibility on the world stage.

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Trump complained of trouble setting up golf courses in EU during Brussels visit: report

President Trump reportedly complained to world leaders about roadblocks he has faced setting up golf courses in the European Union.

Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir reported Trump told Belgian Prime Minister he has mixed feelings about the European Union (EU) due to issues he has faced in the past setting up golf courses within its borders.

Trump brought up his difficulties doing business in Ireland, which has influenced his view of how the EU functions.

“Every time we talk about a country, he remembered the things he had done. Scotland? He said he had opened a club. Ireland? He said it took him two and a half years to get a license and that did not give him a very good image of the European Union.,” a source told Le Soir.

“One feels that he wants a system where everything can be realized very quickly and without formalities.”

Trump has not distanced himself from conducting business at his golf clubs. He has visited them 25 times, according to The New York Times.

Trump has also taken to conducting presidential work at his golf courses, playing golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a state visit in Florida in February.

The Senior PGA Championship teed off Thursday at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va.


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