New Straits Times – 5 January 2021
Relations between Malaysia and the U.S. have been somewhat complex over the years: the two nations cooperate closely on security and are significant trading partners, however Malaysian perceptions of America have been damaged since Trump’s election and his following’s Islamophobic rhetoric. This article by New Straits Times presents a Malaysian perspective on Trumpism. Quoting the article, ‘Iraqis must be laughing all the way to the riverbanks of the Tigris and Euphrates’. Its’ almost entirely mocking nature is a goading to American Trumpism – and it was published before the events at The Capitol.
The article reflects on Trump’s legacy as the 45th president of The United States and why he is a danger not just to America but to the rest of the world. Read the full article here.