A brutal monologue from an Australian journalist denouncing US president Donald Trump's performance at the G20 and claiming he has "no desire and no capacity to lead the world" has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.
Chris Uhlmann, the political editor of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), has been in Hamburg, Germany, covering the Group of 20 nations conference over the past few days.
On Sunday morning Australia time, he delivered a set piece on ABC political talkshow Insiders, which has now been shared and viewed thousands of times in the hours since it went to air.
In the monologue, Uhlmann said Trump had "pressed fast-forward on the decline of the United States as a global leader" and has "no desire and no capacity to lead the world".
He slammed the US president for not rallying other states at the G20 in a joint statement condemning North Korea's missile tests, and said that people can be mistaken when they conflate Trump's speeches with the beliefs and ideas of the man himself.
"But it's the unscripted Trump that's real: a man who barks out vile in a 140 characters, who wastes his precious days as president at war with the West institutions like the judiciary, independent agencies and the free press," Uhlmann said.
"He was an uneasy, lonely, awkward figure at this gathering and you got the strong sense some of the leaders are trying to find the best way to work around him."
At the conclusion of the G20, the leaders of 19 of the world’s 20 largest economies reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate accords, putting on record their differences with Trump's administration.
Here is a full transcript: