Ok. Read the title, Trump fans and tell me I'm an asshole. So you don't have to read further. Or just keep on reading.
A first note: I'm no fan, or never was of Clinton, quite the opposite. Because she was a warmonger (you saw the video where she laugĥed about the death of Gadhafi like a kid who has stolen another ones' toy ?). I mean, ALL of the "politicians" you have there serve their own ego, be it "democrats" or "republicans".
Same as in Europe. We just have more political parties, so it's easier to hide that - finally ALL follow their own interests. Otherwise there would be no lobbies, would there ? But what brings me to Trump now ?
Easy. He first of all doesn't give a shit about a level of balance in the world. America first ! If he would say USA first, ok. But that's just a detail. He's a businessman and not a politician, but a lot of people around the world have the feeling he's a blender. An actor. A Carrington or a Ewing. A Hulk. You see, businessmen are first of all politicans which are businessmen....
They sell themselves. Their ego. What comes out is mostly thin air because there's people behind them who do the WORK - not themselves. They just produce themselves on a national or international stage because they KNOW that people who KNOW how are there to set their stage. They're not born for the SPOTLIGHT. They just get the crumbs of the cake after and are often satisfied with that.
People on top who know how to WORK rarely have such an ego. They are what we call "les patrons". Clever people who have learned their business thoroughly and have started often as a simple apprentice or clerk. And THEY are mostly NOT in "politics". They don't need that ego surplus because they know what they're worth.
The ones who are in politics have either have rich parents and went to elite universities, or gained their connections and fortune through family history and heritage.
Trump is such an example. Loud mouth, and emotionally driven, he starts to destroy an economic and political system we had since WWII. One day he thinks and twitters that, the other day he twitters something else. I mean, this is world politics, not a kindergarden. One has to consider that there are different mentalities, cultures and histories. But neither Trump than his bulldog Bolton seem to know that - or they just don't give a shit and keep on.
I'm sure Trump has no "empire" dreams. He just wants to tell the other leaders: Hey, here I am. I am the prez and I have the weapons. Bow to me or fuck off. Pure narcissism. Bolton is not like that. He's the empire agenda with some others in the background.
Trump listens to them because he's used to yeasayers all his life. How can you ever learn to reflect globally when your environment kisses your ass all the time and tells you, you're right because they see a gain for themselves in it ?
Let's hope that Trump does behave with Kim. They don't have to make a deal straight away, but Trump has to learn to accept opposition. In that sense I'm glad that at least Trudeau had that courage.
No-one is right all the time. It's a learning process to say "Hey I'm wrong". But maybe Trump is too old for that.