I watched Trump for a bit last night. Pretty frightening stuff. My wife turned the channel to Chiller, which showed make believe blood. Probably a better choice.
Trump was attacking Caroline Kennedy, Ambassador to Japan, who according to many in the country, has been an excellent ambassador. Why? Because she keeps to the mission of an embassy, as the personal representative of the US Government and its policies, in the maintenance of good diplomatic and business relations.
Trump thinks ruthless take-over specialists, like Carl Icahn, would be best for these positions. Get in your face type negotiations might work in Trump’s work, of spreading the Trump brand around the world. But if a diplomat tries this, they get expelled from the country.
As I clicked through the channels, there was Marco Rubio, praising Trump (his normal feigned praise) for capturing the frustration and anger of Americans. What Trump was really doing, was playing on the stupidity of Americans, and Marco wanted some of his ratings. Little dog following big dog syndrome.
Then, Fox News chimed in, saying Trump was speaking for the silent majority. This was too much. If I want something scary, there’s always chiller.
The real silent group are thousands of diplomats within the State Department and other agencies, working along side diplomats of other countries, to promote better relations. It’s called quiet diplomacy and given a chance, it works pretty well.
In Latin America, Quiet Diplomacy Bears Fruit