Maddow: President Trump’s Overseas Trip ‘Careening Circus of Pratfall Embarrassments’

Wednesday night on The Rachel Maddow show, host Rachel Maddow continued her negative onslaught of criticism towards President Trump on his overseas visits. She began by negatively highlighting the events that took place in the meeting of President Trump and the Irish Prime Minister stating:

For any prominent American in any position, even just somebody in a business position, somebody in sports, to have gone over to Ireland and have done that. It would be a terrible thing for any American of any prominence to have done. But for a president to have done it?

 

She continued: “With those careless, reckless, ignorant remarks alone, this president earned this headline today in Esquire magazine, quote, ‘The President is traveling the world, finding new problems to make worse.’” Esquire magazine is of course the kind of left-wing publication that is a perfect complement to Maddow’s show.

Maddow went on speculating; “…after that triumph, the President will head tomorrow to the 75-year commemoration of the D-Day landings, and I’m sure that will go excellent as well.” Well, turns out her sarcastic predictions were spot on, as the President gave a speech that the liberal media couldn’t help but praise on Thursday morning.

Maddow wasn’t quite done and continued her tirade:

As President Trump heads now toward the end of this careening circus of pratfall embarrassments on this overseas trip, the seriousness of the stuff he is getting wrong and the stuff that he is screwing up is also trailing him in the American press.

At least she is self-aware of the damage she and the liberal media are trying to inflict with their nasty coverage.

Here is the transcript from the June 5 episode of The Rachel Maddow Show:

MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show

06/05/19

9:20:58 PM ET

RACHEL MADDOW: The Prime Minister later had to give and made more elaborate remarks to further try to clean up and limit the damage of what President Donald Trump did with those comments, suggesting a newly built, a rebuilt wall between Ireland and Northern Ireland. I mean, it was just -- it's just -- if you have any sense of that conflict and what it has taken to resolve it to the degree that it is resolved. Again, over the course of our lifetimes, right? This is recent stuff. Current stuff. For any prominent American in any position, even just somebody in a business position, somebody in sports, to have gone over to Ireland and have done that. It would be a terrible thing for any American of any prominence to have done. But for a president to have done it?

With those careless, reckless, ignorant remarks alone, this president earned this headline today in Esquire magazine, quote, “The president is traveling the world, finding new problems to make worse.” But after that triumph, the President will head tomorrow to the 75-year commemoration of the D-day landings, and I'm sure that will go excellent as well. Definitely no opportunity there for him to anything substantially worse, right? As President Trump heads now toward the end of this careening circus of pratfall embarrassments on this overseas trip, the seriousness of the stuff he is getting wrong and the stuff that he is screwing up is also trailing him in the American press. Columnist David Ignatius at The Washington Post is now reporting that although the UK has historically been our closest overseas ally on intelligence matters, quote, “Former British officials now believe that MI-6 has begun to worry about sharing its most sensitive secrets with the U.S. For fear that they may be disclosed by the Trump White House for political reasons or simple carelessness. Quote, “You never know what Trump will say or do or tell in a rage and that is something to worry about” says one British official, “the U.S. has become a less reliable ally.” So that is what the President has accomplished on this foreign trip.

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