Here is my prophetic post on the German Rose of California.
Trump’s election may have long term global consequences
People have not yet seriously begun to think through the consequences of Trump’s election for global politics. In some parts of the world, it is creating great opportunities. States whose interests clash with the United States may now have opportunities to win gains while the United States, the global hegemon, is distracted with its internal crises. In other parts of the world, allies are likely to recalibrate their behavior, and in particular their dependence on the United States. They will not want their security to entirely rely on a country that can elect a president as erratic as Trump is and hence will start to hedge their bets. If the current U.S. administration has decided that it no longer needs to rely on allies as much as in the past, those allies are deciding that they cannot rely on the U.S. anymore and are starting to forge their own arrangements, which will diminish the U.S. ability to influence their actions and decisions.
Ivanka Trump is going to play the California Princess from the Big Apple and meet Ursuala Von de Leyen, somewhere along the line, and get insulted. “You are pretty, but not that pretty!” She will go runnng home to Daddy Don, and he will thump his chest from atop the Empire State Building! “You want a piece of me!” It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, after all.
After posting this, I read this: Ivanka Trump faced a tough audience Tuesday after calling her father a “tremendous champion of supporting families” during a women’s panel in Germany.
The first daughter spoke about about her father’s attitude toward women, saying she has heard criticism from the media and noted her goal through her role in her father’s administration is “incremental positive change.”
She also said her father “encouraged me and enabled me to thrive.”
She said she can speak “on a very personal level” about Trump as a daughter.
In the wake of a mid-March White House visit characterized by awkward moments — President Donald Trump apparently declined to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand in the Oval Office and he made an uncomfortable joke about wiretapping on live television — his most trusted adviser, daughter Ivanka Trump, arrived in Germany Tuesday. http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/25/politics/ivanka-trump-berlin-trip-angela-merkel/
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a crowd Sunday in southern Germany that Europe can no longer rely on foreign partners.
Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.”
Offering a tough review in the wake of Trump’s trip to visit E.U., NATO and Group of Seven leaders last week, Merkel told a packed Bavarian beer hall rally that the days when Europe could rely on others was “over to a certain extent. This is what I have experienced in the last few days.”