So, six of the G7 leaders finally learn that it doesn’t matter how much you fawn over and suck up to Donald Trump the man has no respect for anyone other than himself, Putin and various other strong men/dictators.
Furthermore, having fallen into tolerating Trumps daily lies and distortions and much more, they now find they can be insulted by Trump as easily as he insults and lies about any one he sees as an opponent or simply doesn’t like back in the US.
This is a man who backs public officials who have patently broken the law (his EPA Administrator); fails to criticise racism; is offended and angry that his Attorney General recuses himself from investigations instead of watching Trump’s back; has bragged about assaulting women; and clearly has no time whatsoever for the norms and conventions of US government, many of which have been utterly trashed in less than a year and a half in office. Not to forget, of course, that this is a man who it becomes clearer by the day is almost certainly US president because of outside manipulation of the US election in 2016 (whatever Fox News and other Trump supporters might claim to the contrary).
Well, now the G7 has also been trashed and Trump’s fellow democratically elected leaders left looking like fools while Trump flies off to meet a a man he can really respect – and I suspect make a fuss of doing business with – a dictator. And this is the man we now know Boris Johnson holds in such high esteem that he imagines what a marvellous job he’d do at sorting out Brexit. I’ve always thought there are many similarities between Trump and Johnson apart from the obvious blond hair. Let’s hope that Johnson never becomes Prime Minister as with him and Trump in power that truly would be an ‘axis of evil’.