Trump has put in a lot of effort lately to dismantle the G7 alliance and destroy the American ethos as a nation of immigrants.
By tearing apart families who have come seeking asylum, Trump is trying to turn our beacon of hope into a No Vacancy sign. (Unless of course you happen to be white with money and connections.)
There are many problems with immigration under Trump, and ICE is proving to be one of the most disgusting examples of misuse of power in this administration. However, the removal of children from asylum seekers and the inhumane treatment they are receiving is a violation of our laws. When the Trump era is over, those responsible will find the Nuremberg Defense will be no more use to them than it was 72 years ago.
Meanwhile, the shit show of a G7 meeting began with Trump saying Putin should be a part of the meeting (Putin’s return on investment may the best ever), and ended with him straining relations with Canada (Canada!!!!).
As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer put it on Twitter:
“Are we executing Putin’s diplomatic and national security strategy or AMERICA’s diplomatic and national security strategy? After the last few days, it’s hard to tell.”
Even Senator John McCain felt compelled to reassure our allies, tweeting:
“To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values. Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn’t.”
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin put it best when she wrote of Trump’s G7 antics:
To him, none of the benefits of the post-World War II international architecture matter. It’s about his pride, his demand for attention, his ability to create havoc — and if he needs to take a wrecking ball to the Western alliance to convince himself he’s smarter than all his predecessors, he’ll not think twice about it.
Without a doubt then, the drink tonight is the Caprice cocktail. As Merriam-Webster defines it:
- policy changes that seem to be motivated by nothing more than caprice
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