“Germany must stand up in opposition to the 45th president of the United States (Donald Trump) and his government.”
By Rakesh Raman
As the U.S. businessman-cum-President Donald Trump is emerging as the most hated person in the world, he is facing extreme opposition in America and other parts of the world.
A leading German magazine Der Spiegel suggests that Europe must grow stronger and start planning its political and economic defenses against America’s “dangerous president Trump.”
In an editorial piece, Der Spiegel editor-in-chief Klaus Brinkbaeumer wrote Sunday that Germany must stand up in opposition to the 45th president of the United States (Donald Trump) and his government. He urged Germany to build an alliance against Trump.
“It is literally painful to write this sentence, but the president of the United States is a pathological liar. The president of the U.S. is a racist (it also hurts to write this),” Brinkbaeumer wrote.
Commenting on Trump’s authoritarian approach, Brinkbaeumer stated Trump’s recent decision to fire an acting attorney general who held a differing opinion from his own and Trump accused her of “betrayal.”
In its latest issue published Saturday, Der Spiegel has put on the cover a cartoon of Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. According to the magazine, this is a depiction of the threat to democracy.
The global community is so disturbed with Trump’s actions that a number of United Nations (UN) human rights and refugee welfare agencies have expressed their anguish over his arbitrary decision to ban the entry of people from certain Muslim countries.
Similarly, the UK Parliament has discussed whether or not the country should allow Trump to make a state visit to UK.
Iran has also expressed its displeasure on Trump’s discriminatory approach. Recently, referring to the Mexican wall that Trump wants to make, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani advised him not to build walls between nations.
Meanwhile, the “Impeach Donald Trump Now” campaign believes that the nation is now witnessing a massive corruption of the presidency, far worse than Watergate.
Photo courtesy: Der Spiegel