aside Critical Analysis Of US President’s Presence At G20 Summit Video Has Gone Viral

Image result for PHOTOS OF G20 JULY 2017 SUMMITThe following report is about a well known Australian political journalist on world affairs, Chris Uhlmann, whose critical commentary on the republican President Donald Trump performance at the G20 summit has gone viral. I concur with Mr. Ulmann’s analysis.

President Trump has been declaring this trip as a total success, but he and his surrogates are solo mio on this evaluation. Any objective study of this event, would depict the Russian President Vladimir Putin as having succeeded beyond what even he had expected. The Syrian agreement reached between the US and Russia is a major win for Russia but I’ll be blogging about this later. It has become obvious that the president’s confrontation with the Russian leader about its interference into the 2016 US presidential elections, was perfunctory at best.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 7: German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets U.S. President Donald Trump upon his arrival for the first day of the G20 economic summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The G20 group of nations are meeting July 7-8 and major topics will include climate change and migration. (Photo by Morris MacMatzen/Getty Images)

There was no US led consensus statement condemning Korea for its recent missile testing and its confrontational demeanor. Was this nixed by China and /or Russia? Where was US leadership on display during this summit?

My concern is what else could the president have conceded to Russia in the 2 hour meeting between the two parties? Because there was no independent party taking any notes, we will never know.

As per a 7/9/17 Reuters report, “U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday  (7/9/17) (at a press conference) that Russia must take the first steps to de-escalate violence in eastern Ukraine, adding that Washington’s primary goal is the restoration of Ukrainian territorial integrity.”

“On a maiden official visit to Ukraine, Tillerson also said the United States would explore ways of changing the status quo in the Ukraine crisis, and said Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election still impeded better relations with Moscow.”

Only the US FOX TV media outlet commentators have described President Trump’s participation at the 2017 G20 summit in positive terms, like the president demonstrating strength. Anything negative tends to earn little exposure. There seemed to be more focus on the violent protests. RT coverage has been complimentary. I am assuming far right publications like Breitbart will do likewise.

The more establishment type media entities have reported more about how the G20 is now the G19. The consensus appears to be that the Russian President Putin exceeded his goals for the meeting and that the President Trump let Russia off the hook for its meddling into the 2016 US elections.

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Here is the rest of the story…

On July 9, 2017, Naaman Zhou of The Guardian penned the following report about Mr, Uhlmann’s cryptic analysis,  Australian journalist demolishes Trump at G20: ‘biggest threat to the west.’


“A savage opinion of Donald Trump’s presidency that went viral was delivered by one of Australia’s most seasoned political journalists, who is well known to viewers of the national broadcaster for his frank opinions.”

“Chris Uhlmann, the political editor of the government-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation, described Trump as “isolated and friendless” at the G20 leaders’ summit, and said his disastrous foreign policy had “pressed fast-forward on the decline of the United States”.

” The analysis, delivered on the ABC’s political program Insiders, has been viewed thousands of times around the world, and astonished American political commentators.”

Wow. A searing assessment of the President of the United States by political editor @CUhlmann of Australia’s ABC.

“Speaking on Sunday from the G20 conference in Hamburg, Uhlmann said Trump had shown “no desire and no capacity to lead the world” and was himself “the biggest threat to the values of the west”. “He was an uneasy, lonely, awkward figure at this gathering and you got the strong sense that some of the leaders are trying to find the best way to work around him,” Uhlmann said.”

“Where was the G20 statement condemning North Korea which would have put pressure on China and Russia? Other leaders expected it, they were prepared to back it, but it never came.”

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“Uhlmann said Trump was obsessed with “burnishing his celebrity” and had “diminished” his own nation to the benefit of Russia and China.”

“We learned that Donald Trump has pressed fast-forward on the decline of the United States as a global leader. He managed to isolate his nation, to confuse and alienate his allies and to diminish America.”

“(He’s) 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, independent government agencies and the free press.”

Image result for PHOTOS OF G20 JULY 2017 SUMMIT“Uhlmann has been the national political editor of ABC news since 2015, and won a Walkley award, Australia’s highest journalism honour, for broadcast interviewing in 2008.”

“In February (2016, ) he published an essay that said the “intellectual virus” of Marxism was destroying the culture of western society.”

“He was reporting on the last days of the G20 summit in Hamburg, which has seen violent anti-capitalist protests on the streets and featured Ivanka Trump briefly taking her father’s seat at the conference of world leaders.”


  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Just watched this video analysis on Twitter! Brutal, right on target analysis on the G20 which became the G19 … a ‘must watch’!
    America … this is how the world sees this country now!

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  2. Dear Gronda … I just woke up to this video analysis! I’m saddened, shocked and very concerned about the path American is on. I’ve kinda lost the ‘umph’ to write posts like these. 😪

    Thank for this one because I wondered how I would get to share that video. You have done an amazing job, as always. 🙏🏽
    May we be spared of what seems headed our way.
    If seen memes asking Mueller to please hurry.
    ❤️ Many hugs!

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    • Dear Horty,

      I am shocked and outraged about how President Trump acted at the G20 meeting between him and President Putin. He threw US national security interests under the bus. Frankly, he acted like a Russian asset.

      He is the #1 threat to US national security interests.

      Republicans had better act to cut him off from being able to lift sanctions against Russia and this includes the 2012 Madnitsky Act.

      Thanks a million times over for your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • I fully agree! I don’t have the words … I’m still reeling & very concerned. I’m kinda losing hope. I don’t see Congress people, the majority, standing up to him.
        So much is at stake! 😪

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  3. The sad thing is, the majority of his supporters will dismiss this as anti-Trump propaganda while the Republicans in congress will shrug it off as long as he continues to be a distraction as they dismantle America from the inside.

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    • Dear Kira,

      I am afraid that you are correct in your assessment.

      The DDT followers have their own alt-reality world where they get their news from FOX TV, right wing radio talk shows, right wing print media, and so their world view is being reaffirmed It is difficult to break through all these filters.

      I do watch FOX TV to get the right’s perspective, I consistently watch the Chris Wallace Sunday shows because he is one of the best at asking tough questions. But I watch the other Sunday shows as well.

      Hugs, Gronda


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  4. Dear Mz. Gronda,
    I wonder how wounded tRumps pride is because, as indicated in the first photo in this article, he is no longer the center of attention amongst world leaders! If he keeps going like he is, he will be relegated to the back row to the countries whose leaders are much less respected!
    I look upon the position that our nation is pushed toward with shock and disgust! I must admit however, that it is not a real surprise, considering the past history of this individual who was inserted into the office of the Presidency! The linked video is/was quite accurate in the assessment of our nations lack of leadership. The dark side is abuzz with speculation that he has promised Putin that the sanctions would be lifted and other restrictions that have been in place for many years will be removed allowing for more or less free trade for Russia with this nation. Let’s see how accurate those predictions prove to be over the next several days!
    I did note with some concern that the tRump has now declared that his visit to the conference was a huge success and he made major headway in ensuring our nation rose to the number one spot in the world… Wow, just wow, do you think he actually believes this, or it yet another case of selling fertilizer to the citizens of this country? Any comments about the 2nd 1st lady filling in for him in some of the meetings?


    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      This is one time that President Trump will not get away with spinning this G20 Trump-Putin meeting as a success. There will be FOX TV, the right wing radio talk show hosts, right wing print media which may repeat the president’s mantra of success. But even with these right wing bastions, there are fissures.

      I do know that Senator Lindsey intends to get busy with the US House members to pass the US senate’s bill banning the lifting of any sanctions against Russia without prior US congressional approval.

      Hugs, Gronda


      • Dear Mz. Gronda,
        Watch very closely for any new development in the N. Korea problem, as at this juncture that is one of the few options that tRump has available to him to deflect the eyes of this nation from the many scandals that are beginning to over whelm his administration. While a war might deflect from his problems, it does not bode well for this nation, physically nor financially…
        I was listening quite amused while one of the FOX Entertainment hosts was talking about the tariffs that tRump has suggested be placed on products from China, and their analysis was that it could cause China’s economy to implode. I wonder if they have yet to consider what would happen if China was to suddenly dump all the junk bonds they hold that have been issued by this nation that are in their possession? Talking about implode, if the US dollar suddenly ceased to be the gold standard for international trade, how long do these people think this nation could remain financially solvent? They are treading on very thin ice and it already has some cracks in it!

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        • Dear Crustyolemothman,

          Fortunately we have General Mattis in a key position and this will not happen. Every military leader who has studied this situation knows that there is no viable military option.

          Hugs, Gronda


      • Dear 1EarthUnited,

        If as the German Chancellor has stated, that other leaders had appointed surrogates sitting at the table, then her sitting at the table for a short time to listen to a talk pertaining to her WH duties is a non issue.

        Hugs, Gronda.


  5. Gronda, this view is consistent with what we have been worried about and hearing from others. It is a succinct and on the money assessment. The video footage of him wandering to find a seat at the dinner table is as good a metaphor as there is. When it comes to the climate change musical chairs, he won’t find his seat when the music stops. Keith

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    • Dear Keith,

      He is doing real harm to this country. There is no other explanation for his behaviors towards Russia but that he is a Russian asset sitting in the WH.

      Hugs, Gronda


  6. Chris Uhlmann, the political editor of the government-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation, described Trump as “isolated and friendless”

    — Not true at all… Trump’s bff Putin was VERY happy and friendly. As a matter of fact, they ran off and got a room, 2+ hrs of alone time with no reporters in sight. 😉

    The picture you posted above said it all, Putin & Trump leaning in, staring into each other’s eyes, oh so dreamily. Is it any wonder that Conservative and Russian Press deemed the meeting a total success! 🙂


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