Let’s be honest: no one except Congress has the power to “shut President Trump down,” not even J.K. Rowling.
What leaders can do, however, is humiliate him fairly and squarely, as Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop recently did.
Last week, Trump told the French president’s wife, Brigitte Macron, that she was in “good shape” prompting condemnation from people all around the world, except for Republicans in Congress.
When asked how she would respond if Trump said the same thing to her, Bishop told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation this:
“I’d be taken aback, I think. It’s arather interesting comment to make,” Bishop said. “I wonder if she could say the sameof him?”
Trump told France’s first lady, You’re in such good shape.
! Australia’s foreign minister: I wonder if she could say the same of him. pic.twitter.com/EZ4r3MWLw1
Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 16, 2017
We’ve got an answer: Hell no.