It is Trump’s indecisiveness that really keeps the world on the brink of disaster. 

Courtesy of France 24:

Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that G7 leaders had agreed joint action on Iran with the aim of defusing tensions and opening a new negotiation with Tehran. But Donald Trump denied that this had happened.

The French president said on Sunday that G7 leaders had agreed joint action on Iran with the aim of defusing tensions and opening a new negotiation with Tehran.

“We agreed on what we wanted to say jointly on Iran,” Macron told LCI television. There is a message from the G7 on our objectives and the fact that we share them is important, which avoids divisions that in the end weaken everybody.”

“Everyone wants to avoid a conflict, Donald Trump was extremely clear on that point.”

But Trump denied this. “No I haven’t discussed that,” the US president told reporters on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.

This contradicted Macron who shortly beforehand had said the G7 countries “agreed on what to say to Iran”.

Trump said: “We’ll do our own outreach. But you can’t stop people from talking. If they want to talk, they can talk.”

Later Macron was forced to say that there was no “formal mandate” and that talks were still ongoing.

You do not have to be a fly on the wall to figure out how this went down. 

The leaders were likely talking about Iran and came up with a plan which Trump nodded along with, and then after the meeting his advisers ran up to him to explain what was discussed in the childlike language that Trump actually understands and it seemed too reasonable to him so he bailed on the other leaders. 

And now Macron has egg on his face because he failed to understand that Trump is somebody who lacks any real conviction or ability to understand the repercussions of his actions.