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March 17, 2017

Watch: Donald Trump refuses to shake Angela Merkel’s hand.

In footage of the photo opportunity, as photographers call for the two to shake hands, Ms Merkel can be heard saying: “Do you want to have a handshake?”

What an insecure jerk of a human being.

We’re America. We treat our allies with more respect than corrupt, authoritarian regimes like Putin’s.

“While Donald Trump goes around insulting Australia, accusing the UK of espionage, hating Germany and cozying up to Russia, remember that one of the main criticisms that the GOP had of Obama – and a deeply held belief of many Republican voters – was that Obama had reduced our prestige in the world and abandoned our allies. These people thought that Obama caused the world to hate us more, to respect us less. These people voted for Republicans for this reason, supposedly.

Don’t forget that.”

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Bryce Davis Mar 29, 2017 5:55am

Why is this article on here??

JM Requexo Mar 23, 2017 10:29am

Not a smart comment tree hugger!

Jackie Nurco Mar 22, 2017 9:04pm

just simply didn't hear

Shivadas Hanuman Mar 20, 2017 4:16am

Keep on speaking your political truth, Waylon. Please don't ever let the negative commentors silence you. They can't deal with uncomfortable facts and are trying to shoot the messenger! P.S. Terrific new photo!

Travis May Mar 18, 2017 10:49pm

What are you talking about? I think you must've misread something. That is a quote from someone else and it is saying that is what the GOP would say about Obama...

Angelina Fehn-Samson Mar 18, 2017 5:23pm

Are you f......nuts Waylon Lewis??!!!!!! Putting the blame on Obama? That's why the people voted for Trump? WTF!!!!! I am done reading or promoting your site to anyone starting NOW!!!! Take responsibility for your actions is the key here!! You apparently have a lot more to learn!!!!!

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Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.