The Trump Train doesn’t get any less absurd two weeks into the new Presidency.
Just last night, in two phone-calls the U.S. President first threatened to invade Mexico and then ranted at the PM of Australia, another ally.
No, this isn’t a joke either.
The Associated Press reported last night:
President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop “bad hombres down there” unless the Mexican military does more to control them, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press.
The excerpt of the call did not detail who exactly Trump considered “bad hombres,” nor did it make clear the tone and context of the remark, made in a Friday morning phone call between the leaders. It also did not contain Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s response.
The Mexican government denies Trump threatened to invade, but given the criticism its President has gotten recently for being nice to Trump, that’s not much of a surprise.
That’s not all.
Trump later phoned Malcolm Turnbull of Australia and ranted at him!
It should have been one of the most congenial calls for the new commander in chief — a conversation with the leader of Australia, one of America’s staunchest allies, at the end of a triumphant week.
Instead, President Trump blasted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over a refugee agreement and boasted about the magnitude of his electoral college win, according to senior U.S. officials briefed on the Saturday exchange. Then, 25 minutes into what was expected to be an hour-long call, Trump abruptly ended it.
At one point, Trump informed Turnbull that he had spoken with four other world leaders that day — including Russian President Vladimir Putin — and that “this was the worst call by far.”
And this is with someone who is supposed to be an ally!
Imagine the mental state of a President calling up another world leader only to reiterate that the crowd size at your inauguration was YUUGE!
Trump later ranted on Twitter about it too
Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
They are refugees, not illegal immigrants, but such nuances are beyond Trump.
Australian PM Turnbull not really knocking down @PhilipRucker story… just saying he's "not going to add to" report.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 2, 2017
WATCH this report from Australia
Trump was “yelling” on the phone with Australia’s prime minister, hung up mid-conversation, Australian TV reporting pic.twitter.com/rVaMi4ob7M
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 2, 2017
Is it time to put the US President on some medication? Asking for many concerned citizens across the world