From 'the ultimate bureaucrat' Barack Obama to 'it is what it is' Donald Trump, the departing French ambassador, Gérard Araud, reflects on navigating D.C. His advice to the people he leaves behind; calm down, take a deep breath.
“Washington is a bit hysterical,” Araud said in an interview a few days before he was set to retire. “People are so appalled by the behavior of the president that they listen a bit too much to their guts instead of really listening to the brain.” So, what should their brains tell them? That Trump, for all his flaws, is asking legitimate questions, Araud said. That the Republican president saw the world “shifting, in a sense, to a new era” and that his “genius” was understanding the “malaise” in the United States.
It’s a malaise, Araud is quick to add, that is leading people to embrace populism and nationalism in France and other countries, too. “We have to address the concerns of these people,” he said. “It’s a serious crisis of our democracy.”
Barack Obama, Araud said, was the “ultimate bureaucrat.” He was famed for his attention to detail and reliance on meetings, briefings and other processes to help him make decisions. Trump is “totally, totally different,” Araud said. He came to the White House from the world of real estate, pays little attention to bureaucracy or process, Araud said.
Araud applauded Trump for tackling head on tough topics like China’s questionable moves on the global stage and North Korea’s nuclear program. He also argued that although some of the questions Trump asks might seem odd at first glance, they are nonetheless fair game. For instance, Trump has wondered why the United States should go to war to protect the tiny nation of Montenegro if it were attacked. To foreign policy types, the answer is obvious: Montenegro is a NATO member and the military alliance is built on the idea of collective defense. Araud, though, pointed out that many ordinary Americans would pose the same question if the scenario ever arose. By raising the point, Trump is exposing the fact that not everyone is automatically on board with the views of foreign policy elites in places like Washington.
And this is why the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats), media, and self-proclaimed elites hate Donald Trump. He is not one of them. He refuses to obey their demands for political correctness. He asks the hard questions such as why do we think that way; is it just because we always have.
The American public agreed with President Trump as proven that evening in November of 2016 when it became obvious Hillary had no road to victory and the wine and tissues came out in abundance.
This rethinking of the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) movement is also taking place in Europe with a movement that is questioning the demands and dictates of the Globalist European Union. Again, be sure to watch the elections the end of May.
People throughout the world who have lived in the era where people determined their own lives and their own thoughts are rejecting the self-proclaimed elitists proclamation that all aspiring tyrants make; we know what is best for you so you must follow our demands on how you are to live your lives and what your thoughts are to be. THE INDEPENDENT THINKERS OF THE WORLD ARE RISING IN OPPOSITION TO THIS ELITEST MOVEMENT AND SAYING THAT WE THE PEOPLE WILL DETERMINE OUR OWN LIVES AND OUR OWN THOUGHTS.
The ride to freedom and independence will not be a smooth ride. Their will be bumps in the road. Collectivists (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats – all virtually the same) and Globalists do not understand that we independent people refuse to conform to their evil and tyrannical dictates. They will continue to try to enslave people so they can control. It is their way to power. Freedom lovers, do not give in, do not give up, we have a President who fights for us and does not understand the word quit. Our President is not only leading a freedom movement in the United States, but people throughout the world have reason to hope for a reversal of the evil and tyrannical movement of the collectivist and globalist and a movement toward freedom and independence once again.
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