I think we’re going to see a lot of this sort of thing from The Donald:
He’s going to be using Twitter a lot. And why not? Some people seem to think that he should let his views be known via the MSM and the other usual diplomatic channels – which is a lot slower, and a lot less transparent. But the MSM don’t like him. And most likely the diplomats in the diplomatic channels don’t like him either.
Nigel strikes back! Farage slams Theresa May for rejecting Trump’s US Ambassador plea
NIGEL Farage has urged Theresa May to put her “hatred” for him and Ukip to one side in a strongly worded statement criticising her for shamelessly rejecting Donald Trump’s calls for the Brexit backer to become US Ambassador.
And why should she? He’s a UKIP politician, not a Conservative. And I’m sure she’d like to have someone who shares her views as ambassador in Washington. Just because Nigel and Donald get along well with each other doesn’t mean that he’d be the best person to be the ambassador, particularly if Theresa May doesn’t like him.
Nigel would be better off in Britain, holding the UK government’s feet to the fire in order to action Brexit. Because now that Trump is (almost) President of the United States, he’ll be wanting to extract the UK from the EU, which he regards as a socialist state. Theresa May needs to press ahead rapidly, and ensure that Brexit really does mean Brexit.
And with relations with Russia about to thaw under a Trump presidency (maybe Trump will hand back the Ukraine to Russia?), the EU is going to find itself caught between Trump-assisted Brexiting Britain, and Trump-supported Russia. And since the EU is in near-permanent crisis already, this extra new crisis may be the straw that finally breaks the camel’s back – particularly if Trump-inspired, Trump-twitter-supported nationalists manage to win power in other European countries (e.g. Marine Le Pen next year in France). The EU, having reached its high tide (and brought Europe to the brink of war with Russia), is now likely to ebb away rapidly, as resurgent nation states re-emerge all over Europe. What’s then most likely to happen is that the EU will become a standing conference of nations, with its European parliament ceding all its powers back to the nation states, and most of its treaties being revoked.
And if the EU is going to find itself beset on both sides, the UN and all its subsidiary organisations is probably going to find itself beset as well, particularly if Trump does something like tell them to move the UN building somewhere else than New York city – not that he’s threatened anything like that, so far as I know.
We’re going to see Vladimir Putin on Twitter, and then Theresa May, and finally every head of state everywhere in the world, all furiously twittering away to each other. The winds of change have started to blow, and they are likely to blow very hard, in a storm of tweets.
@VladimirPutin. U started it!
@SalmanBinAbdulazizAlSaud. No I didnt.
@RecepErdogan. Yes u effing did.
And with the EU disintegrating, and the UN in retreat, maybe there’s a faint chance that the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) may also be revoked, and control handed back to nation states (if they want to control tobacco at all). And all these interfering and unnecessary smoking bans will be lifted at last, one by one.
Which is the only thing that really matters.
Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post.
“It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.
“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.