The video clip below is gaining viral momentum and it’s awesome. Fareed Zakaria created a beautiful idea on his CNN show “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” He said on Sunday’s show that under the leadership of President Donald Trump, America was “becoming irrelevant” to the rest of the world. Someone gets it!
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 also wrote a book in 2008 about the emerging “Post-American World.” He noted in the beginning of the book that it wasn’t so much about the decline of America, but rather the rise of the rest of the world. But today, the wonderful 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.”
Is it a good thing or a bad thing that America is becoming irrelevant? Do we need to stay the world superpower or sit back and let someone else take the reigns?