There is nothing that our liberal press hates more, in this era of fractured politics, than to see President Trump shine and be praised by a European foreign dignitary.
This was the case when French President Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump exhibited their “bromance” while at the same time agreeing to disagree on many topics, like the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate change accords.
Both leaders demonstrated how nations with dissimilar needs and objectives could engage in a rational dialogue and still do it with decency and mutual respect.
The mainstream media had not much to report, much less continue their psychotic tirades against our elected leader. This forced restraint stopped on April 26, when most media exaggerated Macron’s pronouncements to Congress, highlighting the differences of policy between our country and the EU.
Not to be outdone, The Miami Herald’s headline was, “Macron: No to America first.”
In reading the article, the alarming headline was never uttered by the French president. Macron certainly knows of the perils of a “tyranny of the majority,” a phrase coined by his compatriot, Alexis de Tocqueville.The same rule applies to nations that have the right to place the welfare of its citizens over other countries, even if they are in the minority.
America first? Of course. If not, we would be subject to the desires of corrupt organizations like the United Nations, and of socialist-leaning, like the EU.
Engagement, obviously. Multi-lateralism, undeniable. Both should and can be achieved by rational debates and agreements between states, not an imposition from the few, or the many.
Macron understands that, but in its undeniable hatred toward Trump, the mainstream media chooses not to do it.
Fernando J. Milanes,