The video clip below is gaining viral momentum. It is worth a listen, and we look forward to seeing your comments on this controversial idea from CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” The host, Fareed Zakaria, said on Sunday’s show that under the leadership of President Donald Trump, America was “becoming irrelevant” to the rest of the world.
The CNN host continued, “The world has gone through bouts of anti-Americanism before. But this one feels very different. First, there is the sheer shock at what is going on, the bizarre candidacy of Donald Trump, which has been followed by an utterly chaotic presidency.”
Zakaria cited a recent Pew Study saying, “People around the world increasingly believe that they can make do without America. Trump’s presidency has made the U.S. something worse than being feared or derided. It is becoming irrelevant.”
Fareed Zakaria wrote a book in 2008 about the emerging “Post-American World.” He noted in the beginning of the book that this wasn’t so much about the decline of America, but rather the rise of the rest of the world. But today, the CNN host is saying, “Amid the parochialism, ineptitude and sheer disarray of the Trump presidency, the post-American world is coming to fruition much faster than I ever expected.”
What do you think about this comment from Fareed Zakaria? Do you think that Trump’s move to “America First,” which some view as protectionism, is going to unite Europe? Do you think that it is positive or negative? Do you believe that America is becoming irrelevant? Does it matter if America isn’t as important on the world stage?