ABC Reporter: Adolescent White House Is a 'Laughingstock in the Capitals of Europe'

Following a recent foreign policy dust-up between the White House and Britain over unfounded allegations of spying, the liberal media took it upon themselves to speculate the future of the long standing relationship. And during ABC’s This Week the network’s chief foreign correspondent, Terry Moran mocked the Trump administration and argued that all of Europe was laughing at the expense of the United States.

He got an agenda in the world which is disruptive, like his agenda at home. They want to come to terms with it,” Moran stated, as he noted that Trump was sent by the American people, “And they're ready to do business with him… Instead, it's like Yik-Yak, that high school social media app where people say: ‘I heard somebody said something about him, about her.’

And they're lost in the weeds of the adolescence out of Washington,” Moran then chided as Roland Martin declared “That’s right!” Speaking for European leaders, Moran went on to claimed that “Their primary feeling is not ‘we don’t like the President’s agenda. He’s president of the American people. We can't deal with this guy!’

Republican strategist Sara Fagan countered by reminding the rest of the panel that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin managed to work with U.S.’ G-20 partners, and made a deal on a joint statement regarding protectionism. “The reality is, for all the noise around his comments and his tweets, the Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin is at a G-20 meeting and gets concessions from other countries in terms of the statement,” she said.

She also made it clear that other countries still had some respect for America’s place in the world. But Martin didn’t agree with her sentiment, forcefully saying:

But people want to respect us. And when -- and I was raised to respect the presidency. It would be nice if Donald Trump can respect the presidency. We want the president to be trustful and people to go, “I trust what he says.” We can't trust him.

Fagan recalled that Martin’s claim was used against George W. Bush by Democrats and by Republicans against Obama. “But the polls in Germany, in Britain are demonstrating that the sentiment is flipped,” Moran said, dismissing her analogy, “And that in fact, the White House is a laughingstock in the capitals of Europe.” 

Where was this harsh criticism when Obama's failed "reset" with Russia allowed for the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea? What about Obama's infamous "red-line" in the Syria civil war? There no question from the liberal media about Obama's trustworthiness after the White House lied and claimed the Benghazi attack was caused by a YouTube video. 

Transcript below:

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ABC
This Week
March 19, 2017
9:52:27 AM Eastern

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Meantime, you know Angela Merkel, Theresa May in Britain want to get beyond this.

TERRY MORAN: Totally. He’s got an agenda in the world which is disruptive, like his agenda at home. They [European leaders] want to come to terms with it. He’s been sent by the American people to change things. Right? And they’re ready to do business with him....Instead, it’s like Yik-Yak, that high school, you know, social media app where people say: ‘Well I heard somebody said something about him, about her.’ And they’re lost in the weeds of this adolescence out of Washington.

ROLAN MARTIN: That’s right!

MORAN: Their primary feeling is not “we don’t like the President’s agenda. He’s president of the American people. We can't deal with this guy!”

SARA FAGAN: I don't -- I mean, I think -- we'll see. I mean, the reality is, for all the noise around his comments and his tweets, the Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin is at a G-20 meeting and gets concessions from other countries in terms of the statement. It wasn't a big concession.

STEPHANOPOULOS: On protectionism.

FAGAN: Yeah, on protectionism. He had protectionism language pulled from the communication by the G-20. At a minimum, people still recognize that the United States is the most powerful country in the world. Most financially successful. And most importantly has the biggest military.

[Crosstalk]

MARTIN: But people want to respect us. And when -- and I was raised to respect the presidency. It would be nice if Donald Trump can respect the presidency. We want the president to be trustful and people to go, “I trust what he says.” We can't trust him.

FAGAN: I agree the President needs to be truthful. However, having lived through a White House where people said: “George W. Bush makes the world -- the world doesn't respect the United States under George W. Bush.” And the Republicans said it under Obama. People from the opposite party always say that.

[Crosstalk]

MORAN: But the polls in Germany, in Britain are demonstrating that the sentiment is flipped. And that in fact, the White House, at this point, is a laughingstock—

MARTIN: That’s right!

MORAN: --in the capitals of Europe.

MAGGIE HABERMAN: This is the risk, is that other countries, our allies, -- even non-allies—people aren’t, to your point, aren’t going to want to deal with us. That’s the phrase that I’ve heard repeatedly, “deal with the US.”

STEPHANOPOULOS: Even though that have too.

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