7) Report: Trump’s 1st 100 Days & Many Media Analysis & Summary of the Fall of America

Abstract:

At the end of this blog post, are to top 10 pages from Google search, on news about Trump’s first 100 days. Most of the news points to Trump, being a highly flawed human on many fronts such as mental status, meaning in using logic (IQ) & management of emotions (EQ). If Trump was just anybody, that would not be a global problem. However America is a super-power, with massive military and economy, hard infrastructures. Trump may be the faulty software that dysfunction, hurting the hard infrastructure, but still, the impact of Trump is global.

So Trump is leading the planet’s only superpower, in conjunction with his supporters & GOP, where both, similar to Trump, have exhibited massive flaws in IQ & EQ. And thus, most of the news from Google, that I pointed out, on Trump’s first 100 days, is mostly about the fall of America into dystopia, and dragging the planet down with America.

On the other side of Trump’s failure on logic and reason coupled with EQ problems, humankind development, progress and advancement, with  other countries and region are making progress, such as Germany & EU, then apart from human beings, on the rise also is Artificial Intelligence. As a result, many media have pointed to a “Fallen America.” But what is the “Fall of America?” The explanation is that while America still has the “Hard Infrastructure” such as military might and economic power, the “Software” needed to run the “Hardware” have “Self-Destruct & Dysfunctioned.”

Three important global media, reports on the

“The Fall of America”

First Politico reports:  Angela Merkel, whether she wants the job or not, is the West’s last, best hope. Then UK’s Independent reports: Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world, not Donald Trump. Then lastly New Yorker reports: The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming: Germany increasingly appears to be the strongest remaining bastion of liberal democracy

From Politico:

The Leader of the Free World Meets Donald Trump: Angela Merkel, whether she wants the job or not, is the West’s last, best hope.

This time the media hype surrounding a White House meeting is no wild exaggeration. When President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally get together on Friday, the leaders of the West’s two most powerful countries are sure to come off more like an odd couple than two close allies chewing over plans for some joint enterprise. And for good reason. Merkel and Trump are not only polar opposites as people, but they share little in terms of international outlook.

Their styles reflect their vastly different backgrounds. Merkel, Germany’s first and only female chancellor, was raised by a pastor in communist East Germany, where she earned a doctorate in physical chemistry. Although she is the longest-serving and most powerful leader in Europe, she is unfailingly modest, competent and consensus-oriented. Trump’s all-about-me mentality, Queens upbringing and brash, tabloid-and-reality-TV personality couldn’t be more different.

The contrast in substance is just as stark. From the Eurozone meltdown to the refugee surge, Merkel has been through multiple crises. She has no illusions about Vladimir Putin and the spy-ridden Kremlin team running Russia, and places a high value on quiet diplomacy, free trade, international law and the institutions of the European Union.

Trump is untested, unable or unwilling to criticize Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, determined to judge U.S. foreign policies by the trade balance involved or the extent to which the costs of U.S. military deployments are reimbursed, and happy to talk up the possibility of other EU countries following Britain out the door.

With his alliance diplomacy facing intense scrutiny following reports of tense phone conversations with the leaders of Australia and Mexico, Trump will be on his best behavior. Likewise, Germany’s government has no interest in playing up controversy and hopes to declare the session a diplomatic success.

Nevertheless, Merkel will try to persuade Trump to reverse his cheerleading for the collapse of the EU and put a stop to his ignorant critique of NATO. And why not? Such reversals have become a regular feature of the Trump foreign policy. In the Middle East, despite a lot of talk, the U.S. Embassy in Israel has not moved, nor has the administration taken steps to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran. In Asia, the Chinese government humbled the new president by insisting he shelve the idea of reconsidering Washington’s support for the “One China” policy.

Considering that Trump went out of his way to criticize Merkel just ahead of his inauguration, saying her decision to admit hundreds of thousands of refugees was a terrible mistake and that he intended to treat her and Putin in roughly the same way, expectations for the meeting are modest. No diplomatic breakthrough is envisioned, and a general meeting of the minds between two longstanding allies before the world’s media should be sufficient to avoid further diplomatic damage.

Behind the scenes, however, the evolution of the Trump-Merkel dialogue will shape the direction and strength of the Western alliance. While Merkel has resisted the label of defender of Western values, the fact is she was the only leader prepared to play a form of hardball with the new president. By saying that Germany would work with America based on shared values (the rule of law, tolerance and equal rights), she became the de facto leader of those determined to defend those values. And this was done at the same time British Prime Minister Theresa May was rushing off to Washington to be the first European leader to meet with Trump (read more).

From The Independent:

Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world, not Donald Trump

The US President isn’t motivated by protecting liberal democracy or freedom, his sole ideology is Trumpism: corporate autocracy with a populist facade. And he surrounds himself with white nationalists even more hostile to liberal democracy than he is.

When Barack Obama revealed that his last phone call as President was to Angela Merkel, reaffirming their alliance and friendship of the last eight years, he wasn’t just saying goodbye. He was handing over his baton. The German Chancellor isn’t just the leader of Europe, she is now the de-facto leader of the free world.

The thrice-elected, soft-spoken former scientist from East Germany, armed with a doctorate in quantum chemistry, doesn’t just carry the weight of Germany and Europe on her shoulders, but that of defending freedom and liberalism across the world.

This is not an attempt to be provocative or exaggerate for effect. Donald Trump cannot claim the mantle of “leading” the free world by default. America’s military might is not the only criteria necessary.

The title also requires the President to be committed to the values of liberal democracy. But unlike his predecessors since the Second World War, it is already clear that Trump has no such inclinations. He is heading, at terrifying speed, in the opposite direction.

Do I even have to make the case for this? Since his inauguration Trump has undermined and ignored judges, even though an independent judiciary and a separation of powers is key to a democracy.

But the ban on immigrants highlighted something far more draconian. If a President can abruptly restrict the rights of US residents without bothering with lawmakers or even government departments, he is in effect an autocrat. That is exactly what Trump did and will continue to do so. His actions don’t just undermine the rights of all Americans, they undermine the institutions that support American democracy.

Then there is Trump’s assault on international trade and cooperation. He is already threatening Mexico, China and now the EU. Who will be next? We can debate whether globalisation benefits people equally, but only a fool would deny that international trade is a global good. And it can only work if done on an equal, rules-based footing. But Trump doesn’t care for those, he is ripping up international agreements so he can bully smaller countries into submission. That sets a dangerous precedent for the entire world (read more).

From The New Yorker:

The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming: Germany increasingly appears to be the strongest remaining bastion of liberal democracy

Shortly after the Presidential election, a small piece of good news came over the wire: the Thomas Mann villa in Los Angeles has been saved. The house, which was built to Mann’s specifications, in the nineteen-forties, went on the market earlier this year, and it seemed likely to be demolished, because the structure was deemed less valuable than the land beneath it. After prolonged negotiations, the German government bought the property, with the idea of establishing it as a cultural center.

The house deserves to stand not only because a great writer lived there but because it brings to mind a tragic moment in American cultural history. The author of “Death in Venice” and “The Magic Mountain” settled in this country in 1938, a grateful refugee from Nazism. He became a citizen and extolled American ideals. By 1952, though, he had become convinced that McCarthyism was a prelude to fascism, and felt compelled to emigrate again. At the time of the House Un-American Activities Committee’s hearings on Communism in Hollywood, Mann said, “Spiritual intolerance, political inquisitions, and declining legal security, and all this in the name of an alleged ‘state of emergency.’ . . . That is how it started in Germany.” The tearing down of Mann’s “magic villa” would have been a cold epilogue to a melancholy tale.

Mann was hardly the only Central European émigré who experienced uneasy feelings of déjà vu in the fearful years after the end of the Second World War. Members of the intellectual enclave known as the Frankfurt School—originally based at the Institute for Social Research, in Frankfurt—felt a similar alarm. In 1950, Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno helped to assemble a volume titled “The Authoritarian Personality,” which constructed a psychological and sociological profile of the “potentially fascistic individual.” The work was based on interviews with American subjects, and the steady accumulation of racist, antidemocratic, paranoid, and irrational sentiments in the case studies gave the German-speakers pause. Likewise, Leo Lowenthal and Norbert Guterman’s 1949 book, “Prophets of Deceit,” studied the Father Coughlin type of rabble-rouser, contemplating the “possibility that a situation will arise in which large numbers of people would be susceptible to his psychological manipulation.”

Adorno believed that the greatest danger to American democracy lay in the mass-culture apparatus of film, radio, and television. Indeed, in his view, this apparatus operates in dictatorial fashion even when no dictatorship is in place: it enforces conformity, quiets dissent, mutes thought. Nazi Germany was merely the most extreme case of a late-capitalist condition in which people surrender real intellectual freedom in favor of a sham paradise of personal liberation and comfort. Watching wartime newsreels, Adorno concluded that the “culture industry,” as he and Horkheimer called it, was replicating fascist methods of mass hypnosis. Above all, he saw a blurring of the line between reality and fiction. In his 1951 book, “Minima Moralia,” he wrote:

Lies have long legs: they are ahead of their time. The conversion of all questions of truth into questions of power, a process that truth itself cannot escape if it is not to be annihilated by power, not only suppresses truth as in earlier despotic orders, but has attacked the very heart of the distinction between true and false, which the hirelings of logic were in any case diligently working to abolish. So Hitler, of whom no one can say whether he died or escaped, survives.

Mann, who had consulted Adorno while writing his musical novel “Doctor Faustus,” was reading “Minima Moralia” as he contemplated his departure from America. He compared the book’s aphoristic style to the “enormously strong gravitational force-field” of a super-compact celestial body. Possibly, it exerted a pull on his decision to go into exile again. A few months later, on the eve of leaving, Mann wrote to Adorno, “The way things are developing is already clear. And we have rather gone beyond Brüning.” Heinrich Brüning was the Chancellor of Germany from 1930 to 1932.

The fears of Mann, Adorno, and other émigrés came to naught—or so it seemed. The McCarthyite danger passed; civil rights advanced; free speech triumphed; liberal democracy spread around the world. By the end of the century, the Frankfurt School was seen in many quarters as an artifact of intellectual kitsch. In recent years, though, its stock has risen once again. As Stuart Jeffries points out in his recent book, “Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School,” the ongoing international crisis of capitalism and liberal democracy has prompted a resurgence of interest in the body of work known as critical theory. The combination of economic inequality and pop-cultural frivolity is precisely the scenario Adorno and others had in mind: mass distraction masking élite domination. Two years ago, in an essay on the persistence of the Frankfurt School, I wrote, “If Adorno were to look upon the cultural landscape of the twenty-first century, he might take grim satisfaction in seeing his fondest fears realized (read more).”

The following are some news on Trump 100 days:

How the world sees Trump, 100 days in – CNNPolitics.com – CNN.com

Trump blames constitution for chaos of his first 100 days | US news …

  • https://www.theguardian.com › US News › Donald Trump
  • 2 hours ago – Public cynicism towards Trump is growing – in a new Gallup poll, 36% declared him honest and trustworthy, down from 42% in February.

TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS: How they compare with Obama, Bush …

Trump’s 100 days, a scorecard: Trump made 28 promises in a … – Quartz

First 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency – Wikipedia

Donald Trump’s first 100 days have been a moneymaking success …

Trump’s 100 Days of Failure Photos | Vanity Fair

President Donald Trump: The First 100 Days – Wall Street Journal

All 103 false statements Donald Trump made in his first 100 days in …

  • http://www.mirror.co.uk › News › Politics › Donald Trump
  • 9 hours ago – Donald Trump says he’s done more in his first 100 days in office than any other President ever. That’s just one of (at least) 102 false statements …

First 100 days of Trump | Reuters.com

Donald Trump: I Brought Profound Change to D.C. in 100 Days | Time …

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  • Donald Trump marked his 100th day in office by saying he had brought “profound change” to Washington.

President Donald Trump’s first 100 days of falling popularity – in one …

  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk › News
  • 14 hours ago – Donald Trump will have spent 100 days in the office of President of the United States of America by tomorrow.

The memes of Trump’s first 100 days – The Verge

Trump’s First 100 Days, Ranked – POLITICO Magazine

President Trump’s First 100 Days – NBC News

Donald Trump addresses the NRA as if the last 100 days had never …

  • http://www.independent.co.uk › News › World › Americas › US politics
  • 9 hours ago – Today, Donald Trump has been in the White House for 100 days – a milestone for all US presidents and a marker at which it has become …

[PDF]Contract with the American Voter – Donald Trump For President

A Hundred Days of Trump – The New Yorker

Trump broke 80 promises in 100 days – ThinkProgress

Colbert Congratulates U.S. for Surviving 100 Days of Trump – Rolling …

Trump’s 100 days – USA TODAY

Trump’s First 100 Days Left U.S. Allies ‘Off-Balance,’ Rice Says …

President Donald Trump: The First 100 Days – The Onion – America’s …

100 days of President Trump: 100 days of cartoons – The Irish Times

What has President Trump said about your country in his first 100 days …

Trump says first 100 days were a success | Daily Mail Online

Trump’s First 100 Days | Fox News

‘The Simpsons’ Skewers Donald Trump In ‘100 Days’ Episode That …

  • http://www.ndtv.com › Offbeat
  • 23 hours ago – “The Simpsons” is trolling President Donald Trump over his first 100 days in a viral video in which he boasts about his increased Twitter …

President Trump: In my first 100 days, I kept my promise to Americans …

The Trump 100-Day Quiz, Part 2 – The New York Times

The Worst Mistake of Trump’s First 100 Days | Foreign Policy

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  • 3 days ago – After 100 days in office, what is President Donald Trump’s biggest foreign-policy mistake? I’m sure each of you will have your particular …

Daily chart: Donald Trump’s first 100 days | The Economist

The Best Photos From Trump’s First 100 Days | New Republic

Trump 100 Days: The Erosion of American Democracy – Spiegel Online

  • http://www.spiegel.de › English Site › World › Donald Trump
  • 1 day ago – 100 Days of Chaos Donald Trump and the Erosion of American … The ruling, Trump wrote in one of his early morning Twitter eruptions, …

11 deleted tweets from President Trump’s first 100 days – CNET

The First 100 Days: What Trump Has Done on Space So Far

  • http://www.space.com › Spaceflight
  • 1 day ago – President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have been busy, but the flurry of activity hasn’t extended much into the final frontier. The Trump

16 Great* Things That Came Out Of Trump’s First 100 Days | GOOD

Donald Trump’s 100 days in office marked by climate change protests …

President Trump’s 100 Days of Accountability | whitehouse.gov

Trump: My first 100 days are ‘just about the most successful’ in US …

  • go.com/Politics/trump-100-days-successful-us-history/story?id=47100880
  • 4 mins ago – How do Donald Trump‘s first 100 days in the Oval Office compare to those of his predecessors? Well, according to the president, he’s got them …

Wins and Losses for President Trump’s First 100 Days

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  • 1 day ago – No one can ever accuse Donald Trump of moving quietly into the presidency. His first 100 days have been full of executive orders, changes in …

Trump’s First 100 Days Fact Check: What Trump Said He Would Do …

Grading Trump’s First 100 Days in Office: A Science Report Card

  • http://www.livescience.com › Planet Earth
  • 1 day ago – We reached out to experts across different fields and asked them to grade President Trump’s performance in his first 100 days in office. Here is …

44 Leaders, Legislators And Artists Sum Up Trump’s First 100 Days …

Trump’s first 100 days: Some tough love for workers who, like the …

  • http://www.marketwatch.com › Personal Finance
  • 12 hours ago – President Trump has had a rare, public moment of self-reflection. In an interview published Friday with Reuters to mark his first 100 days on …

100 days in: Is the Middle East Trump’s new playground? | Donald …

Trump’s first 100 days: The monumental golf edition — RT America

100 Days Of Trump: A Nation Divided | Zero Hedge

Here Are 100 Lies And False Statements From Trump’s First 100 Days

100 Days of Donald Trump: VICE News Tonight full episode – VICE …

Track Trump. The First 100 Days

  • https://www.track-trump.com/
  • Below are the concrete items from Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter, which contains his promises for his first 100 days. Here, we will track …

The Trump Administration: The First 100 Days – The Atlantic

Donald Trump’s first 100 days: Media slams US president – News.com.au

Trump floods the zone for 100-day anniversary | TheHill

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  • 10 hours ago – President Trump has been flooding the zone at the end of his first 100 days in office, generating a final burst of activity meant to send signal a …

Donald Trump’s first 100 days: A president’s very public education …

  • indiatimes.com › News › International › World News
  • 11 hours ago – Over the course of his 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has been startlingly candid about his public education in the ways of …

100 Days of Whoppers – FactCheck.org

President Trump’s First 100 Days | Scott Adams’ Blog

  • dilbert.com/post/159981284676/president-trumps-first-100-days
  • 4 days ago – I saw an article in Politico that is too dumb to link to, saying it is objectively true that Trump has had a bad first 100 days. This is a perfect …

Polling at the 100-day mark shows President Trump’s policies are …

Stephen Colbert congratulates America on surviving Trump’s first 100 …

How Women Feel About Donald Trump – 100 Days Approval

  • http://www.refinery29.com › News › News › Politics › Work & Money
  • 1 day ago – What grade would you give the president for his first 100 days in office?

Trump’s Economic Scorecard: The First 100 Days – Forbes

Donald Trump’s First 100 Days Is Peak Whiteness | GQ

Seven whoppers from Trump’s first 100 days | PolitiFact

Trump helped make stock market a winner in first 100 days, but the …

Cartoons: Best of Donald Trump’s 100 days in office – East Bay Times

Trump’s First 100 Days Gets an ‘A’ from Wall Street, ‘B’ from Main | Fox …

Trump Targets Undocumented Families, Not Felons, in First 100 Days

Trump on his first 100 days in office: ‘I thought it would be easier’ – BGR

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  • 1 day ago – As Trump’s first one hundred days in office come to a close, Americans are reflecting on what the president and his administration have been …

‘I thought it would be easier’: Trump assesses his first 100 days [Video]

Trump Administration: The First 100 Days | Human Rights Watch

The Simpsons mocks Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office – The Sun

Trump’s first 100 days: High in executive orders, low in approval …

Trump’s first 100 days of national security and foreign policy were a …

Commander in tweet: Trump’s first 100 days, as seen through his …

‘Vice News Tonight’ Offers Voters’ View of Trump’s First 100 Days …

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  • 1 day ago – When “Vice News Tonight” launches a special 50-minute show at 7:30 this evening dedicated to President Trump’s first 100 days in office, …

Donald Trump’s first 100 days — FT.com

100 quotes from the Trump administration’s first 100 days – Moneyish

The Simpsons parody Donald Trump’s first 100 days with ballsy …

  • net/…/the-simpsons-parody-donald-trumps-first-100-days-with-…
  • 2 days ago – Asked in a recent interview if they were excited to parody Donald Trump in future episodes, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone got …

Trump’s First 100 Days – The New American

Trump’s Kept and Not Yet Kept Promises in First 100 Days

  • com/2017/04/…/promises-kept-and-not-yet-kept-in-trumps-first-100-days/
  • 2 days ago – President Trump dismisses the 100day benchmark while his White House celebrates his achievements.

The 19 strangest things Donald Trump said in his surreal 100-days …

  • https://www.thestar.com › News › World
  • 5 days ago – Trump’s Associated Press interview is replete with lies, exaggerations, rambles and strange non-sequiturs.

How Do Trump’s First 100 Days Compare To Obama’s? – Elite Daily

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  • 2 days ago – Saturday marks 100 days in office for President Donald Trump, and former President Obama arguably accomplished far more by this point.

‘The Simpsons’ Marks 100 Days of Donald Trump With a Dark Parody

Seth Meyers’ “Closer Look” At Trump’s First 100 Days: Brag & Butter …

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  • 2 days ago – Seth Meyers gave President Donald Trump’s first 100 days another “Closer Look” last night.

Tracking Trump’s First 100 Days in Office – Marie Claire

Watch Trump’s first 100 days, as told by ‘The Simpsons’ – Recode

The Simpsons on Twitter: “Donald Trump reviews his first 100 days in …

http://www.vocativ.com/…/trump-has-spent-a-quarter-of-his-first-100-days-at-mar-a-lago/

  • 3 days ago – On Saturday, Donald Trump will mark his 100th day as president of the United States. In those three-plus months, his administration has …

The Simpsons give their verdict on Donald Trump’s first 100 days in …

  • co.uk › World › Donald Trump
  • 3 days ago – Saturday marks Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office – an important period as it’s often this time frame that defines someone’s presidency.

Trump’s First 100 Days Have Completely Undermined America’s …

Review: Donald Trump’s First 100 Days – The Slot – Jezebel

  • jezebel.com/review-donald-trumps-first-100-days-1794590275
  • 5 days ago – As is the case with several recent high-profile films, the hype surrounding Donald Trump’s First 100 Days has eclipsed the actual production.

Trump’s 100 days – Naples Daily News

1984 in the 21st Century: An Anthology of Essays – Google Books Result

Trump’s 100 days – Pal-Item

Trump’s 100 days – Statesman Journal

Albert Hunt: Buckle up. Get ready for Trump’s first 100 days – Opinion …

Trump’s 100 days – The Clarion Ledger

Trump’s 100-days promises: A long way to go on most of them