Reporter Jonathan Allen told MSNBC on Monday that Vice President Mike Pence’s chilly reception in Europe among longtime allies was a national humiliation for the United States.
After MSNBC host Hallie Jackson played a clip of Pence waiting in vain for European officials to applaud Trump’s name while in Germany over the weekend, Allen said he never imagined a top American official being given the silent treatment like this.
“This is the Munich security conference and the president of the United States not getting even a clap, not even a polite golf clap, this is unheard of,” he said. “It’s embarrassing for the country.”
Allen went on to say that the contempt for Trump shown by Europeans was symbolic of a massive decline in America’s reputation that is reflected in polling numbers around the world.
“There are not a lot of our longtime allies that feel good about us at all, and specifically feel good about our president in any way, shape or form,” he said. “[They didn’t] give even polite applause to the vice president upon mentioning greetings from the president!”
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