Nothing to see here . . .

Who wants to see something so unpleasant?

What do we do now? Is there a choice?

The great summit that saved the world from North Korea’s rapidly expanding missile and nuclear weapon arsenal didn’t work. Somehow China screwed it up. What? The Mainstream Media was a little concerned that Trump had no idea of how to handle an international negotiation and wasn’t interested in learning but we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. Besides we all want peace. Donny didn’t even try. He just lied and said he won. The Mainstream Media said: Move along now, nothing to see here.

All of the work for the summit had been done by Moon and the South Koreans. They just needed Donny not to screw it up. Too bad. Donny announced no more military exercises with South Korea as a show of good faith. But that was what Putin told him last summer and the White House staff told Donny then that it was a terrible idea, don’t do it. Donny was slick. He had a big summit and threw that in as an extra. No one could stop him. Putin was pleased. The Mainstream Media said: Move along, now. Nothing to see here.

After centuries of conflict the world was committed to international trade. Donny started an old fashioned tariff war with all of our allies and China, too. What is the goal? The Chinese, who will pass America within five years as the richest nation on the planet, is committed to free trade with the rest of the world. They will destroy America’s heartland exports with tariffs to satisfy Donny. Canada is cutting the US off with tariffs. Europe is killing US agricultural imports. Harley Davidson has had enough and is moving production elsewhere to survive. Putin is happy. America will now be crippled in international trade. The Mainstream Media said: Move along. Nothing to see here.

Donny made a fool of himself at the G7 meeting of the richest nations and wouldn’t listen to those who tried to explain international free trade and how that can be made better to support more people. Donny wanted to show he was tough so he insulted everyone. The western economic alliance started to break apart. Putin was happy. The Mainstream Media said: Move along now. Nothing to see here.

The NATO summit is about to happen and Donny thinks that NATO is stupid. We don’t need those guys. We’re paying too much to protect people that we don’t care about. The entire western alliance that has kept peace for seventy years and struggled to spread the idea of alliances is a really bad idea, Donny says. Amazingly, that is the Russian opinion, too.

Putin is really happy and wants to have a private meeting with Donny. No staff, no one to complain. Putin will give Donny a present if he destroys NATO. How about some help with that pesky election. We’ll fix it for you just like we do with mine.

The Mainstream Media said: Just normal diplomatic discussions. Move along, now. Nothing to see here.

And the Chinese historians said: Funny, they didn’t see it coming and just kept moving along.

Educator, CIO, retired entrepreneur, grandfather with occasional fits of humor in the midst of disaster. . .

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