Obama Cancels Meeting With Philippine President After Being Called Vulgar Name

This is pretty funny:

Obama Cancels Meeting With Philippine President After Being Called Vulgar Name

It’s unusual for one president to tell another what to say or not say, and much rarer to call the other a “son of a bitch.” Duterte, whom some have referred to as the “Trump of the East“, managed to do both just before flying to Laos for a regional summit, warning Obama not to challenge him over extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

This agrees with a post a I wrote a few weeks ago about how foreign leaders don’t actually respect Obama; they only pretend to, and some, as in the case here, outright disrespect him. The left, for years, has insisted that Obama is more respected than George W. Bush, and that Obama is ‘finally making America respected again in the eyes of world leaders’, but this evidence suggests otherwise. Trump exudes authority and masculinity, which is invaluable for negotiations and bargaining; Obama doesn’t. Trump as president will actually auger well for world peace, because the threat of retaliation if America’s interest are threatened, is a good deterrent.

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