Will GOP confront Trump or share blame of declining global influence

At this moment when terrorist threat still simmers, Russia is meddling and China is rising, United States is adrift, but not because the country is incapable of handling these, but due to the character of the man in the White House. Five words define the situation well – the psyche of President Trump.

United States currently has such a president who better thinks about short-term. Long-range strategic thinking is not more vital today. He believes in one-on-one dealings with despots and scorns the alliances.

The foreign-policy in 2019 would be in question, but there is a way. Only impeachment can penetrate the bubble in which Trump resides.

Just ahead of the Christmas he tweeted “AMERICA IS RESPECTED AGAIN.” But he turned to oblivion that he has been suckered several times by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Russian Vladimir Putin, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and others.

Apart from all these he believes he is genius, and this is dangerous. he believes can make brilliant deals without taking advice from advisers.

Last year his Defense Secretary James Mattis said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, good luck when you take off on your journey.”

Mattis has been lately fired.

Well, the biggest question now, while 2019 is being welcomed, whether the GOP senators will stand up to Trump. if not, America’s declining global influence can be shared on them too.

Paul Linus