Okay, I'm going to say something controversial. I know, right, me? Who could have seen that coming? Well sometimes you have to change it up a little so here it is. The rest of the world has lost patience with us and is straight up laughing at us, or more accurately, they are laughing at the clown we elected king. I know if you're a supporter, you will find a way to dismiss this place we find ourselves in today as nothing. Heck, you're probably used to Republican Presidents being laughingstocks in the eyes of the rest of the world by this point. Maybe you're just immune to it by now. In any case, whether you like it or not, whether you choose to admit it or not, it is the reality we find ourselves in right now. It is our own fault of course, well us AND Russia. We allowed a petulant man-child to represent us and now we must suffer the consequences. I have little doubt that Trump will easily go down in history as the single worst president ever to occupy the Oval Office and no president past or future will ever have come even close or will come close to the damage he has wrought on this country and the rest of the globe. How do we correct this blunder of seismic proportions and regain our status as the leader of the free world? Your guess is as good as mine. I think that this is a classic case of shooting yourself in the foot and simply having to sit back, put your leg up and wait for the healing to run its course. Regaining the world's trust will not happen overnight. Asia will almost certainly be the benefactor of our self-immolation. They play the long game while we tend to be completely short-sighted. What does this mean for the average American. Probably a leaner existence for generations to come as the "empire" wanes into irrelevance. I think that we had a lot to offer the rest of the world initially but nothing lasts forever. Hope you had a taste of what was left of the American dream, I know that I did. I am just sorry that my kids and their kids will never know what that dream meant. Hopefully, they will forgive us, but really, why should they?