Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Ugly American - Part 2

If you feel up to it, watch  this video (below) of Trump's opening ceremony remarks at the NATO meeting. Trump is in his lecturing mode, and the gathered leaders don't look all that happy about it. Some even appear to be smirking at his lecturing.  (In the full video, around -1:19:45, he once more tries to yank Macron's arm after having lost an earlier round, and loses this one, too.)  Watch Macron and the folks near him while Trump is speaking - er, reading. 

His Hautiness goes off on an adlib apparently just one time: "And I never asked. Once. What. The new. NATO headquarters cost.  I refuse to do that.  But it is beautiful."  NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, who kept a dour face during the entire rest of the ceremonies, standing behind Trump couldn't repress a silent chuckle.

He got a little slurry on the word terrorism at one point in his speech.  Sounded like he said "tairms".  His reading skills leave something to be desired.  Like everything else about him.

What does he use on that hair to glue it in place?


That berating speech was supposed to have been a dedication of the September 2001 memorial at the new NATO center.  Angela Merkel spoke for just a few minutes as part of the dedication which included a piece of the Berlin wall.

What a dick he is.  But you knew that.  No wonder the gathered leaders were looking strange and whispering amongst themselves during the speech.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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