Donald Trump and George W. Bush

Donald Trump appears to be doing everything he can to fan the flames of anger with his threats of "shooting" and "vicious dogs." It is basically the same attitude he took to the coronavirus crisis, going as far as saying that having the highest number of infections in the world was a "badge of honor."

He also recently called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - the third highest official in the US political system, after the president and the vice president - a "sick woman" with "a lot of mental problems."

With such talk, the US president shows himself to be devoid of political culture and respect for others. He is spoiling America's international image. Try as the country's diplomats across the world may to project a positive image, their task keeps getting harder. They are striving to serve their country in a hostile environment and trying to justify the unjustifiable. And...

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