President Donald Trump was blasted as being “a lion on Twitter but a pussycat in person” after his feelings were hurt by world leaders during the NATO summit in London.
Max Boot, a conservative Washington Post columnist, noted Trump’s interactions with French President Emmanuel Macron.
“Macron took advantage of Trump’s reticence for face-to-face confrontations to smack Trump around in their joint press availability. To make sure that nothing was lost in translation, he spoke in English — a language that he employs more eloquently than the native New Yorker sitting next to him,” Boot wrote.
Boot said, “it was little wonder that Macron, [UK Prime Minister Boris] Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were laughing at Trump and making fun of his tirades.”
“For years Trump has been claiming that “the entire world was laughing and taking advantage of us.” That wasn’t true before. It’s true now,” Boot wrote.
“The open disdain and derision of his fellow world leaders was too much for Trump’s fragile ego. Trump’s followers make fun of liberals for supposedly being ‘snowflakes’ who melt down when confronted and for being easily ‘triggered,’ but no one is a bigger ‘snowflake’ or more easily ‘triggered’ than Trump himself,” Boot explained.
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‘Nobody can leave’: Trapped Wuhan residents stock up
Police at a roadblock on the outskirts of Wuhan turned away cars trying to leave the virus-stricken city on Saturday, as other anxious residents trapped inside spent the Lunar New Year stocking up on masks and medical supplies.
Authorities have prevented anyone from leaving Wuhan, the city of 11 million people at the heart of the viral outbreak which has so far infected nearly 1,300 people and killed 41 others.
AFP saw a steady trickle of cars approaching the roadblocks around 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of the city centre on Saturday morning, only for police in fluorescent jackets wearing masks to tell them to turn around.
Lev Parnas is afraid of Bill Barr — and he should be
Lev Parnas recently told Rachel Maddow that he’s more afraid of Attorney General Bill Barr than he is of the mobbed-up foreign oligarchs he has betrayed. Barr, after all, can weaponize our prisons to punish Parnas.
“Am I scared?” he said. “Yes, because I think I’m more scared of our own Justice Department than these criminals right now.”
Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney
The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.
Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.
"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.