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MAGA’s Gone Global – Year One

by | Jan 19, 2018 | Columns, International

President Trump’s first year in office has had an enormous impact on America. Markets have reacted, the media has gone wild, and personal politics have never been so…personal. But it is not just the U.S. that has felt the undeniable tremors of this iconic and historical movement; the shockwaves have been felt all over the world.

Donald Trump is not just causing (welcome) havoc in his home country; the rest of the planet is looking on in equal parts amazement, smugness, and even envy. To celebrate his first year in office, and the first year of the notorious MAGA platform, Liberty Nation has chosen to take a quick look across the globe to see not only the current state of international relations but also how real folk from all walks of life gauge the impact of the Trump Administration.

The Special Relationship

The U.K. has long been regarded as the closest of America allies. It is often easy to conflate the public’s view with that of the leftist media machine. If you were to rely on the complicit news networks for the Brit zeitgeist, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Brits are not big fans of the president.

London Mayor Sadiq Kahn has openly called for President Trump to be banned from coming to “his” city, Prime Minister Theresa May has flip-flopped in her support, and the political and media classes enjoy nothing better than talking down the leader of the free world.

But real people in Great Britain see things quite differently. The president has a loyal, loud following in the U.K. There have been pro-Trump rallies, campaigns to get government to kick-start a MEGA platform (Make England Great Again), and the cherry on top, a group of Brit patriots recently tried to perform a citizen’s arrest on Sadiq Khan as he was speaking to the Fabian Socialist society. The charge?  Damaging international relations by talking down Donald Trump.

Ring, Ring – Asia Calling

After the president’s historic Grand Tour of Asia late last year, relations across the Pacific have never been better. Trump cemented his strong relationship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has become a lynchpin in the South Korean Japanese connection and been YYUUGGELY honored by Chinese Premier Xi Jinping.

In much of Asia, Trump is regarded as a strong, powerful success story; particularly in China. The Chinese people are inundated with “little princes” (children of wealthy families who do nothing with their inheritance other than squander it), Many see that The Donald has turned an inheritance into a greater fortune, become a star in his own right, and then decided to use his high-profile to help his country…There is little here for the average Chinese not to like.

The NK Rocket Man Factor

There is no denying that relations between North Korea and the U.S. have been “strained.” In fact, some would describe the present situation as downright dangerous. Kim Jong Un and Trump have been trading barbs for months now, and on Christmas Eve, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a series of U.S. sponsored sanctions.

While there has been accusation by the Trump Administration of certain countries not abiding by the sanctions, they do appear to have had some impact. Just last week, North Korean Officials met with their Southern counterparts to discuss re-engaging on friendly terms.

Arab Spring in Iran?

As protests began to spread across Iran, President Trump was quick to let the Iranian leadership (and presumably the Ayatollah) know that people were watching closely; a clear warning that they should not engage in undemocratic or violent practices against their own population.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been doing the very thing that the Western media criticize Trump for –Getting involved in Twitter spats with world leaders. Recently, the Iranian “Supreme Leader” took to the little blue bird to berate Trump for the state of race relations in the U.S., even hash tagging BLM.

One of Trump’s earliest campaign promises was to do something about the Obama era “Iran deal,” his positive momentum in this direction has led to some fiery words from Iran’s ruling government.

And Now for the Rest of the Story

The election of Donald Trump disrupted the cozy cartel of elitist governments the world over, and he has ignited a passion for politics that has not been seen in recent history. Just one year in, more people across around the world are engaging politics as they witness massive change in America. If President Trump has no other legacy, he will have this: He re-engaged the world’s population with the idea that politics truly is something that can and should be — of, by and for the people.

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