Whether at home or abroad, President Trump consistently speaks to the one audience that matters most: the forgotten men and women of America.
While his critics remain in a perpetual state of outrage over his behavior on the world stage, they have arguably done the least to stop the economic suffering of everyday Americans and the most to drive our country toward ruin.
But it’s a new day in America with Donald Trump.
Unlike those critics, Trump wants no membership in the elite club of globalist leaders in Europe, and he let these globalist leaders know it when he met with them in Brussels this month.
Past U.S. presidents have usually pandered to such audiences, hoping for the approval of these pompous, socialist-leaning aristocrats. That approval usually required selling out U.S. interests through bad trade deals and broken promises.
But the only club President Trump wants membership in is the one with millions upon millions of American patriots.
During the president’s recent whirlwind European tour, his disregard for diplomatic banalities was on full display, seen as almost a wink and a nod to his audience of hard-working Americans back home who would appreciate his immutable style the most.
At the NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump defended the American taxpayer by fearlessly standing up to member countries for neglecting to pay their fair share. “For years, presidents have been coming to these meetings and talked about the expense — the tremendous expense for the United States,” he said.
The president repeatedly pressured NATO members to pay up so they’ll stop taking American taxpayers for granted. At every opportunity during his international tour, the president directly reminded Americans what’s really at stake in his negotiations with our allies.
Trump also criticized the unfair trade balance with Europe: “We’ve been treated very unfairly on trade … Our farmers have been shut out of the European Union.”
In the U.K., President Trump again related to the American people during a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, touching on the issues that helped propel him into the White House. “We also recognize the vital importance of border security and immigration control to prevent foreign acts of terrorism on our soil,” Trump said. “Border security is a national security problem, and we are working hard to get support from the Democrats in the United States on security.”
For good measure, the president also took a shot at the fake news media during his overseas jaunt. “CNN is fake news,” he said, refusing to take a question from the notoriously anti-Trump news network. This, again, reminded Americans back home that fake news is a disservice to them and our stature as a nation overseas.
In perhaps the finest remarks of his tour, President Trump declared his commitment to peace for America at his press conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, even at the risk of his own political interests: “I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace than to risk peace in pursuit of politics. As president, I will always put [sic] what is best for America and what is best for the American people.”
President Trump’s consistency in standing up for America’s forgotten men and women and defending U.S. interests abroad stands in stark contrast to his predecessor, President Barack Obama, who prostrated himself in front of foreign audiences, apologizing for America’s alleged misdeeds throughout his two terms in office.
The 45th president refuses to fawn over and flatter the leaders of the world. Yet, the globalist elites in the Democratic Party and mainstream media continue to expect him to act like a typical, genteel politician on the world stage.
They just don’t get it.
President Trump may be a billionaire, but he is truly a man of the people who always speaks to the most important audience of all. He speaks only to and for the American people who elected him to serve our great country — the forgotten men and women of America who are on an epic comeback thanks to the booming Trump economy and the policies that proudly put America First.
President Trump’s numerous trips overseas provide irrefutable proof that he is always talking to the audience that matters most. And the elites both at home and abroad ought to get used to it or get out of his way.
Michael Glassner is Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
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