Donald Trump is absolutely clueless when it comes to world affairs. Further, this is no secret from, you know, competent world leaders. Case in point – the fact that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was forced to give him a crash course in the basic workings of how trade works within the European Union.
The Times of London reports that during Chancellor Merkel’s state visit in March, Trump had to be told that Germany has to have the approval of the rest of the EU in order to rework trade deals with other countries. The Times reports:
Ten times Trump asked [German chancellor Angela Merkel] if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany. Every time she replied, ‘You can’t do a trade deal with Germany, only the EU,'” the official said.
They continued: “On the eleventh refusal, Trump finally got the message, ‘Oh, we’ll do a deal with Europe then.’
This is about as dumb as it gets. Trump couldn’t understand what Merkel was telling him the first ten times? Then again, Trump’s intelligence – and indeed his sanity – are highly questionable. At the end of the day, we can only hope that sensible people take over when it comes to actually doing things like negotiating trade deals, or else we are well and truly screwed.
This is just another piece of proof that Donald Trump has no clue what he is doing, and has no business in the Oval Office. He is a danger to the nation and world. On a high note, though, it seems that Angela Merkel is now taking over as leader of the free world since Trump is clearly incapable of filling that role. The world is in more than able hands with her at the helm.
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