Hold onto your phones people. The result of the Gallup Poll for the most admired man of 2019 has been announced. Obama and Trump tied for first place. Could any two leaders be more different —in style. Unfortunately, they display an eerie sameness when it comes to the business of governing. Both are war mongers, Obama five-upped the two wars he inherited from Bush to seven and Trump has set the Mideast on fire with his assassination of one of the leaders of a sovereign nation. Just America being America is the excuse. But for most of the rest of the world, the U.S. no longer invokes the respect and admiration Americans feel is their birthright. In the latest poll, almost 40% of respondents in 38 countries consider the U.S. a major threat to world peace. Only 31% feel the same about either Russia or China. Don’t be fooled by Democratic claims that everything will be hunky-dory if the voters dump Trump and elect one of them. It won’t be. Read “Brothers in Blood: Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump” and find out how in four decades “the shining city on a hill” has become a police state with permanent war and mass surveillance its guiding principles and wealth and privilege its trademark.
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