The State Department exposed Trump's abject weakness by simply ignoring his demands that the U.S. withdraw from the G-7 communique.
Trump already embarrassed the United States at the recent G-7 Summit by acting like a "pathetic little man-child," according to one high-level Canadian official. Now his own State Department is added fuel to the fire by flatly ignoring Trump's demand that the U.S. withdraw from the G-7 communique.
After leaving early from the June G-7 meeting with six of the United States' closest allies to go make nice with North Korea's dictator, Trump made an official White House statement, sent via Twitter, saying in part, "I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique." The communique is the formal agreement between countries that usually follows major meetings like the G-7 and G20.
The reaction from U.S. representatives?
"The White House and State Dept. are actively ignoring the tweets of the president," one source directly involved in the G-7 process told Buzzfeed News.
The source went on to explain that international agreements like a G-7 communique are complicated diplomatic agreements, and firing off a tweet does not constitute a proper "diplomatic tool for communications."
Yet to the envy of many, the State Department is simply ignoring Trump's official statements released on Twitter.
"It's like there's a reality TV president, in his own bubble, thinking he controls stuff," the same source told Buzzfeed. "It's like The Truman Show."
Trump is so weak that sources are openly mocking him by saying he thinks he controls stuff.
Almost two months after the summit, the United States remains a signatory of the communique agreed to by the seven world leaders in Quebec, according to the source.
When Buzzfeed reached out to Canadian officials, they simply said, "The Charlevoix G7 Summit Communique is the official record following the summit."
The official document online shows no indication that the United States has withdrawn.
The State Department is treating Trump's Twitter feed like a line from Shakespeare's Macbeth: "It is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.