By now everyone has realized that Donald Trump isn’t “making America great again.” Indeed despite his blustering rhetoric, Trump’s presidency has consistently elevated China, Russia, and other US rivals, while diminishing our country’s prestige and prospects every day. From the Trans Pacific Partnership to the Paris Climate Accords, the botched diplomacy of this buffoonish president is presented in authoritarian countries that “democracy doesn’t work.” (It certainly didn’t work last year, when the candidate who got the most votes came in second.)
But there’s a brighter side to Trump’s dizzying acceleration of American decline. As Ronnie Chieng tells Trevor Noah, being the world’s number two power is much easier and more fun than being number one!
Not safe for work.