German chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted that the New World Order is ‘under threat’ due to the rise of President Trump and the trend of Trump-supporting populist leaders winning elections around the world in the past year.
The German leader slammed the rejection of open borders and globalism, and poured scorn on the patriotic movement currently sweeping across Europe, the U.S, Brazil, Australia and other parts of the world.
Merkel is just the latest leader at Davos to criticize a protectionist and isolationist stance towards the world’s problems. Such comments appear to be directed towards President Donald Trump who has adopted an unapologetic “America First” stance in his foreign and economic policies.
Trump-supporting populist leaders have been elected in Australia, Brazil, Italy, Poland and many other countries in the past year, as nationalism proves popular with voting citizens frustrated with decades of neo-liberal polices implemented by governments determined to edge closer to an international alliance featuring open borders.
‘One world government’
In contrast, Merkel said the answer to the world’s problems was to find global solutions instead of a “unilateral, protectionist course” of action.
Immediately after slamming Donald Trump and his patriotic presidency, Merkel lavished praise on the United Nations, describing the international organization as a “multilateral and cooperative solution” to the problem of global leadership, and added that a “multilateral response” helped to resolve the global financial crisis of 2008-2009.