Indonesia’s capital is sinking rapidly, because Jakarta is gridlocked with traffic, and the groundwater has been exhausted.
So President Joko Widodo has announced plans to move Jakarta to East Kalimantan, Indonesia’s portion of the Island of Borneo (https://www.npr.org/2019/08/26/754291131/indonesia-plans-to-move-capital-to-borneo-from-jakarta?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20190826&utm_campaign=news&utm_term=nprnews&utm_id=41884982).
Indonesia consists of more than seventeen thousands islands. It is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. More than two hundred sixty million people live there.
Donald Trump hasn’t been much of a presence at the G-7 in France, because he’s been too busy telling his National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to nuke hurricanes (https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/26/politics/hillary-clinton-nuclear-hurricane/index.html).
As Trump was leaving Biarritz, our chief international correspondent, associate solitary reporter Lary Theis, asked Trump, “Sir, do you intend to offer financial asistance to Indonesia’s President Widodo to help him move his capital?”
“Larry, that’s a really stupid question. I won’t lift a finger to help Widodo. He’s a Muslim."