This is great. It bluntly identifies the howling lack of purpose, substance and competence that defines the Trump presidency. https://t.co/TwULnYQ1H5
— Russell Brown (@publicaddress) July 9, 2017
Holy smokes. Australian journalist provides one of the most brutal takedowns of Trump I've heard in a while. 👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/MPoDJXATlM
— Amarnath Amarasingam (@AmarAmarasingam) July 8, 2017
ABC news political editor Chris Uhlmann’s report went viral and was picked up by international media,
Speaking on Sunday from the G20 conference in Hamburg, Uhlmann said Trump had shown “no desire and no capacity to lead the world” and was himself “the biggest threat to the values of the west”.
The Guardian provided further context by describing Uhlmann’s background,
Uhlmann has been the national political editor of ABC news since 2015, and won a Walkley award, Australia’s highest journalism honour, for broadcast interviewing in 2008.
While he may not be globally recognised, he caused controversy in Australia in 2016 when he blamed the South Australian state blackout on wind power and renewable energy, even though scientists disputed the claim.
Uhlmann refused to apologise despite attracting complaints, and likened himself to a heretic being burned at the stake.
In February that year he also published an essay that said the “intellectual virus” of Marxism was destroying the culture of western society.
Uhlmann describes himself as a centrist and once ran for public office in the Australian Capital Territory’s state election on a ticket with the conservative Christian independent Paul Osborne.