I have been an international corporate lawyer for more than 35 years.
I remember walking into meeting rooms, whether it was in Moscow or Paris or Hong Kong or Prague or Sydney or Bangkok or London or Auckland or Budapest or Shanghai or Bratislava or Havana or wherever, and being greeted with special respect – like I was the most important person in the room – just because I was American.
Now, being American means shamefacedly distancing from an out of touch, xenophobic, science-rejecting disgrace that somehow snuck through the protections that our Constitutional Framers intended. Now, being American means being at a disadvantage.
What a shame it is to be spread with the disgrace that is Donald Trump. I pray that our Republic can survive this.