An Australian Reporter Had the Best Trump Takedown Yet — and Twitter is Going Nuts


Donald Trump’s visit to the G20 summit in Hamburg came in for mixed reviews. Some (like Trump) felt it was an overwhelming success, while others critiqued the President for a lackluster meeting with Vladimir Putin and briefly sitting his daughter Ivanka Trump at the leader’s table alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping an British Prime Minister Theresa May.

There was nothing mixed, however, about Australian journalist Chris Uhlmann’s assessment of the summit. In a blistering video for the Australian Broadcast Corporation, Uhlmann dropped the mic.

“He has no desire and no capacity to lead the world,” said Uhlmann. “The G20 became the G19 as it ended.”

From there, Uhlmann derided Trump for abandoning the Paris Climate Accord and chided him for missing an opportunity for leadership on North Korea.

Uhlmann then cut deep warning that any hopeful signs from “scripted Trump” were illusory and pointed to the President’s Twitter account as the true place for his feelings day-to-day.

“It’s the unscripted Trump’s who’s real. A man who barks out bile in 140 characters, who wastes his precious days as president at war with the West’s institutions like the judiciary, independence government agencies and the free press.”

It was an eloquent mix of brutal takedown and smart political analysis that instantly went viral. Anti-Trump Twitter had a field day.

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