Originally Posted by Piobaire
Is it just me or is Obama not getting any respect overseas these days? Leader of a third world country calls him a son of a whore, China won't roll out the red carpet for him, Putin basically gives him squat at an intense private meeting. I could just be imagining all this, but if I'm not, does this clear disrespect bode ill for the US?
Or perhaps a very conscious efforts by regimes that would love to see a Trump Presidency?
That's mostly just a joke, but assuming the cluster of recent events is more than just random coincidence, I'm not sure why'd necessarily see it as a "bad" sign. Once could just as easily read some public petulance by, say, China as a reflection of them getting pressured or thwarted in some less visible circumstance? Lots of folks would suggests that's not a bad thing, although I doubt anyone here has enough context to really say convincingly.