Trump "Beclowned" Himself: Canada and Germany will Retaliate, and France Jabs

A GOP strategist said Trump "beclowned" himself at the G-7 summit. Canada and Germany will retaliate with tariffs.

Steve Schmidt Profile

Stephen Edward Schmidt (born 1970) is an American communications and public affairs strategist best known for strategic roles on Republican political campaigns including those of George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and U.S. Senator John McCain. He specializes in "message development and strategy." Schmidt was the senior campaign strategist and advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John McCain. He is a Vice Chairman at the public relations firm Edelman and a political analyst for MSNBC.

The above from Wikipedia.

EU Will Retaliate

The Hill reports Merkel: EU will retaliate against Trump tariffs

Trudeau to Retaliate July 1

​Macron Takes Jab at Trump

Macron says says international cooperation can’t depend on 'fits of anger'

“International cooperation cannot depend on fits of anger or little words. Let us be serious and worthy of our people,” French President Emmanuel Macron's office said in a statement obtained by Le Monde.

The statement, which did not mention Trump by name, appeared to come down on the president for "incoherence and inconsistency" in his snub of the communique, which includes a commitment to a “rules-based international trading system” and to combating protectionism.

“We spent two days to obtain a text and commitments. We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency,” the statement said.

You can stand by words all you want, but if everyone bows down to clowns, what happens then?

Beclown Image

Here is the story behind the image.

I searched for a fitting "beclowned" image and could not locate one.

I did find a nice AP Image of Donald Trump and a Clown Image from Dreamstime.

This is what I started with.​

I resized Trump's head smaller and tilted it at the right angle until it matched the angle and size of the clown's head.

I then used layer masks and opacity blends to reveal the portion of Trump's head that I wanted.

As a finishing touch I added yellow to the patch of Trump's hair that I kept instead of the white glove.

If you have not checked out Mish Moments, my photography website, please do so.


Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (22)
No. 1-22

Who cares what that political hack says. Mish you are better than quoting the likes of Schmidt who's claim to fame was running the inept McCain 2008. He is simply not worth listening to.


Unelected Schmidt who has a record of working on failed campaigns is a Republican spokesman? Tony_CA is right, Mish. You have made it very clear that you detest the elected President of your country (as you are certainly entitled to do) .. but you are better than this.


Trump is not worth listening to, and the end comes (for any celebrity) when they are overexposed (Roseanne Barr) Its been a mixed blessing. The MSM promotes the vast soundbite machine, now there is too much Trump, and none of it worth hearing. Its like that uncle at Thanksgiving who has one good joke and then descends into banality. Media impressions of the meeting support Schmidt. The first job of the US president is not to become held up to public ridicule.


Not only is Trump a clown, he is a dangerous clown who cannot be trusted to keep his word. What point is there to negotiate any kind of deal with this guy, when he will change his mind 10 minutes later. He is dragging the reputation of the US into the gutter and turning former friends and allies into foes.


Surely someone here has the numbers and can answer the question explicitly and specifically.