(National Sentinel) Foreign Policy: Member nations of the G7 – the world’s seven biggest economies – not named the United States apparently don’t approve of dissent, having gotten their globalist way for so long now they have come to expect it.
“Free” trade that serves mostly as a mechanism of wealth transfer. Unlimited immigration that serves to destroy cultural traditions and absolve governments of their poverty-stricken. Believing the climate change/global warming hoax.
Well, ladies and gentlemen of the G6, we Americans are pleased to introduce to you President Donald J. Trump.
In a decision that clearly upset many of the other G7 members, especially German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who seems hell-bent on diluting German culture into oblivion, Trump would not sign the U.S. onto a closing summit statement that committed him to the holy trio of policy.
As reported by Agence France Presse:
After starting his first presidential trip abroad wreathed in smiles, Trump is ending it with rebukes, upbraiding America’s European partners over military spending, trade and global warming.
An enduring motif of the G7, which represents the lion’s share of global economic output, has been to champion free trade.
At last year’s summit in Japan, leaders issued a lengthy communique in support of resisting protectionism, as well as helping refugees and fighting climate change.
But that was then, when Barack Obama still occupied the White House. Today, his successor is defiant about stepping out of the G7 line.
“His basis for decision ultimately will be what’s best for the United States,” his top economic advisor Gary Cohn said at the talks in Sicily’s ancient hilltop resort of Taormina.
Cohn was talking about Trump’s campaign pledge to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accords eagerly signed onto by his predecessor, Barack Obama. During his campaign Trump correctly said the deal commits the U.S. to policies that would further harm American businesses and competitiveness while doing nothing to “change” the climate.
In recent weeks Trump supporters were shaken by an earlier pronouncement by Cohn that Trump was “evolving” on the Paris accords; other reports suggested that daughter Ivanka was supportive of them.
“He came here to learn, he came here to get smarter and he came here to hear people’s views,” said Cohn, of the president’s accords decision.
We’ll see, but honestly, this shouldn’t be a presidential decision.
By any measure and definition, the accords are a treaty, not an “executive agreement” – fancy words dreamt up by Team Obama, and as such they should be sent to the Senate for ratification, as the Constitution requires. Obama didn’t send it because he knew it would be rejected.
Here’s hoping Trump does the constitutionally correct thing and allows the Senate to decide the matter.