Donald J. Trump, the U.S. president-elect has taken his fight with others across the border. Recently, Trump described the United Nation as nothing more than “a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.” Back home in the U.S., over 30 democratic eminent personalities have decided to boycott Trump’s inauguration. In his interview with The Bild Zeitung, Trump had harsh words for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and also lashes out at German chancellor, Angela Merkel. Meanwhile, Trump has repeatedly slammed the intelligence community, despite the fact that he depends on the information he gets from this intelligence community to work effectively as a president.
Trump has asked car manufacturing companies in America to make their cars in America and not in Mexico otherwise, he would make them pay “big border bill.” Many saw this as a good move. But, Trump has now surprisingly said that German car manufacturer BMW must drop their plans to open a new factory in Mexico, otherwise, he would impose a 35 percent import duty on all BMW cars sold in the U.S.
This is surprising because BMW is a German car manufacturing company. Does the president of America has the right to decide whether BMW can open a new factory in Mexico or not?
The daughter of Late Martin Luther, the king has warned that Donald Trump would come and go but justice would remain. Larry Hatheway, a group chief economist, GAM, has also warned that Trump’s proposed actions on trade are not necessarily the right answers to enhancing American economy.
Trump says NATO is obsolete because it was formed so many years ago. He also said that countries are not paying what they are supposed to be paying.
Barely a week ago, Trump used “Nazi Germany” as an example in his press conference. Now, he has taken the fight to the German chancellor’s doorstep. Trump said he thought Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany was a great leader but her decision to allow thousands of refugees to enter Europe was “catastrophic.” In fact, this is the first time we’ve seen a president-elect throwing jabs at other world leaders.
Trump described the British exit from the European Union (EU) which is popularly known as BREXIT, as a “great thing.” He also predicted the crumbling of the EU itself by saying that after BREXIT, other countries would also leave the EU.
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, responded to Trump’s snide comments by saying: “We Europeans have our fate in our own hands.”
The European Leaders have responded to Trump’s bad prediction by saying “We will stay together.” French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, said the best response to such comments was simple “it is the unity of the Europeans.”
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Christine Quinn, who is a former New York council speaker and the president of Women In Need said that John Lewis is free to express his own opinion and therefore, he sees nothing wrong in his saying that Trump is not a legitimate president.
During the election which brought Donald Trump to power, Brad Pitt hinted that if you are a Trump supporter, you’ll probably need to fight against almost everything.
Timothy Naftali, a presidential historian has said that Donald Trump is doing things that violated policy of “One President At A Time.” According to him, Trump ought to wait till he becomes president before doing the things he is doing now. Timothy added that Trump’s idea of trying to use Twitter to run the country is “totally unprecedented” and is not what America wants.