CNN’s Christiane Amanpour brilliantly tore into President Trump’s Tuesday speech at the U.N., saying that the president was completely “confused” about things like globalism, oil prices, foreign aid, and pretty much everything else.
“The president appears to associate sovereignty with isolationism,” said Amanpour. “He doesn’t believe, at least according to the speech, that all countries can be sovereign and still be part of a multilateral world.” However, Amanpour said that this “doesn’t all add up.”
“He rejects globalism and then he praises India for raising a billion people out of poverty,” Amanpour said. “Only globalization was able to do that.”
“Sovereignty and multilateralism are not mutually exclusive. This is the big situation that I think he’s somewhat confused about,” said Amanpour to CNN host Kate Bolduan. “He rejected foreign aid. He said he’s going to only give it to our friends and to people who respect us.” That, she added, represents “a total change from what the United States has done before, because it’s tried to use foreign aid to pursue and embrace their own foreign policy goals.”
Christiane Amanpour also ridiculed the stupid president’s challenge to oil-producing nations. “He’s very upset and said ‘not good’ about OPEC, right? But it’s not OPEC raising oil prices,” she explained. “As an oil expert said to me, when the president removes 1.5 billion barrels of oil per day, for instance from Iran by putting the sanctions on, what happens? Supply goes down, prices go up. That’s what’s causing right now the prices to go up.” Amanpour added that the speech was full of similar “inconsistencies.”