Australian reporter’s criticism of Trump goes viral

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Chris Uhlmann, a journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, gave an opinion-heavy report on the G-20 summit that seemed focused on denigrating the President of the United States, Donald Trump. His two-minute report from Saturday, in which Uhlmann says President Trump has “no capacity to lead the world” and was an “uneasy, lonely, awkward figure” at the summit, is going viral around the world.

Uhlmann is the political editor at Australian Broadcasting Corporation, an agency funded by the Australian government. Reporting from Hamburg, Uhlmann said President Trump is exploiting “an illness in western democracies” that he has no cure for. He went on to claim that America was left friendless after Trump pulled out of the Paris climate agreement.

Uhlmann said Trump should have found something else to agree with other nations about, suggesting a condemnation of North Korea’s recent missile tests.

“A deft president would have found an issue around which he could rally the other leaders, and he had the perfect one with North Korea’s missile test,” Uhlmann says, lamenting that the condemnation, which would have put pressure on China and Russia as well as united other nations with America against a common cause, never came.

After opining about Trump’s speech in Poland and criticizing the president’s twitter behavior, Uhlmann called Trump a “lonely, awkward figure” who craves power and attention, and who places no real value on the actual meaning of words.

Uhlmann summarizes his report by saying that during the G20 summit, “we” learned that Donald Trump is isolating the United States, and that he has diminished the nation’s position as a global leader.

“Some will cheer the decline of America, but I think we’ll miss it when it’s gone,” Uhlmann said. “That’s the biggest threat to the values of the West, which he claims to hold so dear.”

According to, Uhlmann is known as a right-wing commentator in Australia.

You can see his entire report here.

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