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Rudderless America

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, June 2 2020   /  02:16 am

On Friday night, while protesters laid siege to the White House and flames erupted in the surrounding area, United States President Donald Trump seethed from the underground bunker and sent out this tweet: “These people are ANARCHISTS. Call in our National Guard NOW. The World is watching and laughing at you and Sleepy Joe. Is this what America wants? NO!!!” Trump was referring to Democratic mayors dealing with protests and rioting and his rival in the 2020 presidential race Joe Biden.The truth of the matter is that the world is indeed watching, but it is not laughing at those brave and well-intentioned mayors and the Democratic Party presidential candidate. The world is laughing at Trump’s leadership, or its lack thereof, during the country’s national crisis.When he made a pledge that he would “Make America Great Again” and that he would fight for “America First” during ...