Friday, May 26, 2017

The "Bully President," not the Bully Pulpit. Just stay out of his way and perhaps what is best is to roll out a red carpet for a "Red Carpet" Entrance of each leader.

I think the Saudis had the right idea. Simple allow a red carpet to be everywhere the leaders feet touch and make it plenty wide.

That strong arm mess is about appearing to be superior and inflicting a feeling of inferiority by the leadership of merely 600,000 people. It was a way of saying "My empire is billions and I doubt there is a place for Montenegro in it. Of course, the leader of Montenegro is concerned for his country and wants to know how to grow Trump's particular kind of corruption to benefit he and his country.

But, let's just say President Markovic is an honest broker and simply wants to be recognized for his status entrusted by 600,000 citizens. Then his persistence indicates he doesn't put up with bullies.

May 26, 2017
By Samatha Schmidt

...Let’s break it down. (click here)

A slow-motion viewing of the video indicates no words spoken by Trump as he approaches the group from behind. No “Excuse me” or “Pardon me.”

Trump reaches out his right arm, grabs Markovic’s right shoulder and pushes him aside. Markovic looks surprised. Trump doesn’t acknowledge his existence as he moves past him. It’s as if Markovic isn’t there.

Markovic abruptly looks back at Trump but gets no eye contact from Trump in return.

Then he pats Trump on the back, or perhaps the arm, displaying a slight grin as Trump, at the front of the group, stands tall and adjusts his suit coat. Trump begins conversing with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite as Markovic looks on from behind....