It’s only been a few months since Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States, but his erratic and unprofessional behavior continues to astound. Serious issues like the allegations regarding his connections to Russia aside, he’s shown himself to generally be a narcissist and a bully who likes the idea of being a leader more than he knows how to lead. In typical Trump fashion, our President pushed the Prime Minister of Montenegro aside during a visit to NATO headquarters like a typical school-yard bully cutting in line. Check out the video below.
While it’s not a violent shove, it’s pretty clear that Donald Trump feels the need to constantly be front and center. He looked pretty pleased with himself after shoving the leader of another “lesser” country aside and cutting to the front where he feels America deserves to be. Trump has shown time and time again that he feels America is the best and most important country in the world. While by default this might not be a bad trait for the country’s leadership to have, it’s been taken to a ridiculous level as Trump flaunts his powers in dangerous ways.
This schoolyard shove comes on the tail of a much more serious situation as Trump disclosed confidential information to Russian officials. While the President has the ability to declassify information as he chooses, this military information was shared confidentially by another ally, and sharing it with Russia puts that country’s contacts in serious danger. Pushing the leader of Montenegro is just another example of how Donald Trump’s actions are starting to strain ties with our allies. If Trump’s behavior is so erratic that he can’t be trusted, the United States could be missing out on seriously important defense intelligence since he can’t keep his mouth shut. Our soldiers and civilians could die because our leader feels the need to flaunt his power and status.
While this altercation seems minor, it’s just another peek at the true personality behind our leader. We went from one of the most graceful and classy first families in United States history to a man who puts his own ego ahead of the safety and well-being of millions of Americans and their allies around the world. Let’s hope he receives an attitude correction before we start to see serious repercussions.