International Bad Manners


Life Unscripted

It wasn’t unpredictable that Donald Trump would choose to pretend that other international leaders were in lock step with him — and to do so by avoiding the G7 meeting on climate change, as well as to arrive late — and interrupt a woman speaker during the session on gender equality.  The Great Pussy Grabber can’t be expected to show respect for anyone or anything that he has not originated.

But it’s clear that other world leaders have his number.  From Angela Merkel’s stare to the mark-leaving handshake Macron gave to Trump the gloves are off and they aren’t particularly interested in playing his games.  Life is a serious business; there are real problems to be dealt with and if Donald chooses to ignore some and exacerbate others they aren’t going to play along.

I can’t help but think about the thousands and millions of people who live each day…

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