Apparently, a petty, selfish, small, egotistical, narcissistic man, given to tantrums, now has the powers of POTUS in his hands and is bent on wielding them according to his personal whims and caprices. Already, his tantrums on twitter and statements elsewhere are shameful, belittling and unworthy enough of a POTUS then now, this public disrespect of an elected, very capable, President of a prominent entity, Germany. It appears that this man, Trump, can’t seem to understand that his personal interests, pet peeves, insensibilities, grievances etc are just that; personal to him. His personality is not America’s. That he does not, personally, like Angela Merkel should have nothing to do with America’s business with Germany and Germans, and so with any other nation for that matter. He doesn’t mind attracting insults to himself but he should keep America out of it. Are there any more vile depths that tantrum(p)ic Trump will not plumb?

The American President seems to be bent on a mission to turn allies into enemies as if America does not have enough enemies as it is. A fool is indeed wiser in his own conceit than 7 wise men, and so Trump thinks himself wiser than every American President before him and every statesman to have ever come from those shores. He is soiling not selling brand-America. Unfortunately, Americans have 4 years to suffer further damage to that image that was built up with blood and toil over centuries. They have 4 years to suffer the transmogrification of brand-America before they decide whether to allow Beauty to settle into the Beast or to thumb-kiss the Beast into a reversal.