Two newspapers reported that our president threatened to send U.S. troops on Mexican soil on his call with President Pena Nieto. But it did not stop there. He also had an antagonistic call with the Australian leader that was cut short.
Two phone calls illustrates a president's ineptitude
Two phone calls make it quite evident that America has elected an unstable and leader unfit to lead and in fact a danger to the world. Here is how Lawrence O'Donnell narrated it on his program.
"The most ignorant and dangerous president in history is very busily trying to turn our closest allies into enemies," O'Donnell said. "He, of course, doesn't know that because he doesn't know who our closest allies are. And he is completely oblivious to how offensive and foolish he has been in his recent phone calls with foreign leaders. The Associated Press reported today that Donald Trump threatened to send U.S. troops to Mexico to stop quote, bad hombres down there, close quote. He said that on his phone call with the Mexican President last week. Separately, the Washington Post reported today that Donald Trump, their word, blasted the Australian Prime Minister over his request that the United States honor an Obama administration pledge to take in a group of refugees. And the President told the Australian Prime Minister, quote, this was the worst call by far. There is the President of the United States doing reviews of your performance in his phone calls. If you are a foreign leader, he will tell you at the end just how badly you've done. Then Donald Trump's attention span snapped at that point. And the phone call, what was supposed to be a one-hour phone call with a full agenda of issues ended after only twenty-five minutes leaving most of the issues on our agenda with Australia completely ignored."
Here is the AP account of the phone call with the Mexican President.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military does more to control them, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press. The excerpt of the call did not detail who exactly Trump considered "bad hombres," nor did it make clear the tone and context of the remark, made in a Friday morning phone call between the leaders. It also did not contain Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's response.
Still, the excerpt offers a rare and striking look at how the new president is conducting diplomacy behind closed doors. Trump's remarks suggest he is using the same tough and blunt talk with world leaders that he used to rally crowds on the campaign trail. A White House spokesman did not respond to requests for comment. The Mexican government said the account was not accurate.
The Mexicans claiming the account is inaccurate is not an unexpected diplomatic response. These guys know our president is an unstable narcissist.
Here is the Washington Post account of the phone call with the Prime Minister of Australia.
It should have been one of the most congenial calls for the new commander in chief — a conversation with the leader of Australia, one of America’s staunchest allies, at the end of a triumphant week.
Instead, President Trump blasted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over a refugee agreement and boasted about the magnitude of his electoral college win, according to senior U.S. officials briefed on the Saturday exchange. Then, 25 minutes into what was expected to be an hour-long call, Trump abruptly ended it.
At one point, Trump informed Turnbull that he had spoken with four other world leaders that day — including Russian President Vladimir Putin — and that “this was the worst call by far.”
And these should be easy ones. I've called this President a clear and present danger. These phone calls are probative. The misstep with the response to Iran is yet another.