ELDER PATRIOT – Last night, the Associated Press and The Washington Post slammed President Donald Trump’s temperament after thinking that they had surreptitiously gained access to transcripts of his private conversations with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The AP relied on the leaked transcript to report that Trump told Peña Nieto, “You have a bunch of bad hombres down there. You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.”
Not to be outdone, the Washington Post wrote, “President Trump blasted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over a refugee agreement and boasted about the magnitude of his Electoral College win. Then, 25 minutes into what was expected to be an hour-long call, Trump abruptly ended it.”
“Trump’s behavior suggests that he is capable of subjecting world leaders, including close allies, to a version of the vitriol he frequently employs against political adversaries and news organizations in speeches and on Twitter.”
The calls did indeed take place but not in the context those fake news outlets chose to report them in.
A spokesperson for Peña Nieto denied the way his conversation with Trump was characterized by the AP saying, instead, that it was cordial and constructive.
Trump, knowing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s immense security problems cause by his country’s numerous heavily militarized drug cartels offered Peña Nieto the support of the United States military to neutralize the threat that these cartels pose so that our countries could eliminate the roadblock now standing in the way of an amicable agreement.
In other words, Trump is no longer going to tolerate the flow of drugs across our southern border but he also recognizes the problem this is going to cause Peña Nieto who took massive monetary support from the Juarez cartel during his presidential campaign.
Unlike Obama, Trump will not shrink from this responsibility to the American people nor to the problems this will cause to the Mexican people.
The Washington Post account of Trump’s conversation with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was mostly accurate but was deliberately crafted to leave readers with a sense that Trump lacked the diplomatic skills “necessary” to meet the challenges ahead.
One shudders to think what the Iranian mullahs might have extracted during negotiations with Obama if they had the requisite diplomatic skills that the mainstream media is complaining Trump lacks.
Similarly, Trump’s terseness with Turnbull was calculated to remove any doubt that the United States had no intention to continue as a feckless partner in welcoming security threats into our country under this president’s watch.
As E.V. Lucas famously said, “There is no diplomacy like candor.”
After Trump’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning one is left to ponder whether the president orchestrated the leaked transcripts of these calls in order to create another of his famous ambushes of the mainstream media that he is becoming famous for setting.
When you hear about the tough phone calls I’m having, don’t worry about it. Just don’t worry about it. They’re tough. We have to tough. It’s time we’re going to be a little tough folks.
Our country is in the mess it’s in precisely because of our past “diplomatic” efforts. Trump is committed to cleaning up the mess left from all of this “world class” diplomacy and to put an end to the days of America being the whipping by which the global order is maintained.
If Trump’s masculine talk scare the spineless political leaders who are committed to doing the work of their corporate puppet masters they’ll just have to get used to it.
The sad truth is, if it only takes some tough talk to restore America’s pre-eminence we’ll all be very lucky.