An Australian journalist tore into President Trump in a blistering critique during a report on the G-20 summit on Saturday that was quickly going viral in the U.S. and globally.
Chris Uhlmann, the political editor at the government-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation, called Trump an “uneasy, lonely, awkward figure” who had “no desire and no capacity to lead the world” in a two-minute report from the streets of Hamburg after the summit wrapped up.
He specifically criticized Trump for the president’s opposition to the Paris climate deal — saying the U.S. “was left isolated and friendless” — and for not leading a statement condemning North Korea’s recent missile test.
Uhlmann is known in Australia for being a right-wing commentator, according to Philly.com.
His commentary racked up attention on social media, turning heads among Australians and Americans.
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