Trump Syria

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Watch: Australian journalist’s perfectly crafted take-down of Donald Trump goes viral [video]

The meme-tweeting conspiracy enthusiast is on the wrong end of a surgically-precise critique

Trump Syria

Donald Trump | by Gage Skidmore.Flickr

These days, criticising Donald Trump is like shooting fish in a barrel: Incredibly easy to do, but then horrifying when you realise the implications.

Despite his colour, this man isn’t just a goldfish – he holds the most powerful position in global politics, and whatever your stance on his ‘America First’ rhetoric, he is distancing and alienating himself from the rest of the world.

ABC Australia’s Political Editor Chris Uhlmann was covering this week’s G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany and was dismayed by Trump’s ‘weakness’ in dealing with the rest of the world.

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He blasted the President for his ‘exploitation’ of issues with democracy, without ever having a solution. Uhlmann also called him out on his petty Twitter spats, and his overwhelming desire to be recognised first, respected later:

“It’s the unscripted Trump that’s real, barking out his bile in 140 characters. Who wastes his precious days as president at war with judiciaries and the free press

“Donald Trump craves power because it embellishes his celebrity status. To be constantly talked about is all that matters and there is no value placed on the meaning of words. What’s said one day can be dismissed the next.”

Ouch. Can someone please get The Donald some ice? He’s badly burned, here.

The two-minute video is perhaps one of the most measured and fair critiques of Trump you’re likely to hear. Uhlmann reels off fact after fact and it is a damning rebuttal to the 45th president’s first six months in office.

Trump supporters might need a strong cup of covfefe to get through this one: