Monday, February 6, 2017

The World Must Unite against Trump

Der Spiegal, a German newsmagazine, published an editorial calling for Germany to build an alliance with other countries to act against President Trump.

Klaus Bringbaumer, the editorials writer, writes, “The United States president is becoming a danger to the world. It is time for Germany and Europe to prepare their political and economic defenses.

"It is literally painful to write this sentence, but the president of the United States is a pathological liar. The president of the U.S. is a racist (it also hurts to write this). He is attempting a coup from the top; he wants to establish an illiberal democracy, or worse; he wants to undermine the balance of power. He fired an acting attorney general who held a differing opinion from his own and accused her of ‘betrayal.’ This is the vocabulary used by Nero, the emperor and destroyer of Rome. It is the way tyrants think.”

And, like many in the United States, Bringbaumer calls Trump a serious threat.

The world has evaluated Donald Trump for what he is. Most Americans—at least the 65,844,954 who voted for Clinton and the 90 million eligible voters who did not vote—evaluate Trump in the same way as the rest of the world. Why can’t the Republican Party make the same evaluation? Are the perceived political needs of the Republican Party greater than the wellbeing of our country?

“Is the United States turning its back on liberty?”