Often misunderstood, Trump has no time to waste. He speaks his mind in a direct way. He does not mince words. When you get Trump on the phone, you better be ready to talk business, or you might soon hear the click from Trump hanging up the phone.
Like the old saying goes, “It’s time for the men who drink black coffee to run this show.”
Apparently, last Friday, Trump had five calls with world leaders. But, the call with Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, did not go well – and Trump told him so. The call, scheduled for sixty minutes, was terminated by Trump after about twenty-five minutes.
The back story is brief, but very insightful. Odds are this is going to be remembered as a text-book example of President – and CEO – Trump in executive action. For Republicans and Trump supporters, it is more than a little disconcerting that so many nations are died-in-the-wool, bleeding-heart liberals: Australia, Canada, the entire E.U. When you think about it, the BREXIT-Trump success was nothing less than miraculous because a good part of the world is caught up in a lazy liberal malaise.
The Rest of the Story
The conversation between President Trump and the representative of Washington’s traditional ally in the Asia-Pacific region was expected to last for an hour, but Trump cut it short. Trump did not actually hang up on the PM – he acquitted himself with professionalism, but he backed out of the conversation with great dispatch.
A problem surfaced during the call when the issue of an agreement between the two nations was brought up – apparently Obama had worked a deal that Trump did not know about. It involved the U.S. agreeing to take in 1,200 illegal immigrants from Australia.
Why? Obviously, because Australia does not allow illegal immigrants in their country and they do not want any illegal immigrants in their country. No country does.
In other words, they did not want these illegals, so they asked the U.S. to take them. After all, Obama never said no to anyone, he would give any nation just about anything they wanted to appease them and make them like him. He especially did not want anyone angry with him, because it might tarnish the luster of his ignominious Nobel Peace Prize – the one he won for doing nothing at all but getting out of bed in the morning and playing politics like a real champ.
The Aussie PM wanted to ensure the deal was still on.
Deal – what deal?
Australia’s PM insisted that he and Obama had worked out a deal that Australia really liked, and they just wanted to make sure that President Trump – like it or not – would fulfill its promise to welcome 1250 refugees who are in a refugee center, jailed on some Australian island of the coast, where the Aussies obviously think they belong. On the heels of the controversial immigration order by Trump, PM Turnbull wanted to make sure the deal was still on.
In response and in surprise, President Trump accused the Australian PM of seeking to export his own problems to the United States. Along the way, the new U.S. President, who only a day earlier had signed the executive order temporarily banning the admission of refugees, complained that he “was going to die politically” and accused Australia of seeking to export the “next Boston bombers.”
Then, following the talk, as the news hit the press, Trump sent a Twitter message in which he questioned the validity of the agreement signed by the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama, and called it “dumb.”
More plain talk.
It’s not the first time Trump has had a turbulent conversation with a world leader. Not long before that talk, Trump had already enjoyed a contentious conversation with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, in which the Mexican contingency was disgusted by what it considers the discriminatory and racist policies of the White House.
But wait, there’s more. Before hanging up, Trump deigned to let the Aussie PM know that he had been enjoying a series of talks with other world leaders on that same day. As a matter of fact, Trump informed Turnbull that he had already spoken with four other world leaders that day, including strong man Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president.
Then, Trump went on to say that of all the talks he had that day, this one, he assured Turnbull, was “the worst by far.”
More straight talk. Can he do that?
Apparently, Trump also did something in the conversation that he has been doing in a lot of conversations lately. He waxed eloquently about his victory, the sheer amazement of it all. This is an irritant for the liberals who are barely reckoning with the shock of it all – still. Hard to imagine, but Trump actually dared to brag about the magnitude of his victory in the presidential election.
What is Functional Government?
Something deserves to be said at this point. The liberal comeback is to be expected: “Australia might be our best ally in the world,” and “what will happen to US-Australia relations if they become angry?”
Any institution or country that Trump has words with is suddenly one of our staunchest, long-time allies, and trading partners on the planet – Germany, all 24 member nations of NATO, Mexico, Australia.
If our relationships are so great with these countries, then why aren’t we allowed to express ourselves when we speak to them? For the record, the definition of a dysfunctional relationship is a relationship in which one does not feel free to express oneself. That would have to include anyone who is in a relationship with a liberal.
In England, they just announced they will no longer use the phrase ‘expectant mother’ because it might offend the sensibilities of women who identify with the male gender. When you feel like you have to walk on eggshells all the time, maybe you are not really walking on solid ground.
In other words, Trump is giving us a taste of functional government, a form of American leadership in which other countries always know exactly where they stand with us, and they know we are not playing patsy for anyone anymore either.
The sheer fact that Trump is expected to keep his mouth shut all the time, for fear of offending people, and to act perfunctory and ceremonial without doing or saying much of anything, is because that is the style of politics that people are accustomed to. In point of fact, for Trump to speak out, stand up to leaders of foreign nations, and generally speak his mind, may be the single greatest mechanism for draining the swamp.
The swamp is a metaphor for all the do-nothing, know-nothing, routines and ceremonies of Washington DC that keep paying off for the same old establishment cronies. This penchant for censorship of Trump’s speech is actually the dead giveaway that the entire liberal establishment is sorely dysfunctional.
Given the rampant liberal censorship that masquerades as politically correct speech, that should hit home with a lot of people. In other words, if our relationship with Australia is so great, then they should be happy to work with us, to talk with Trump and work things out. That is all there is to it, but to hear it from the liberal media, the fox has just been let into the hen house.
Simple logic dictates that if America could survive eight years of Obama selling us out to the whole world, then America will only succeed that much more with Trump at the helm.