Where, you ask is the irony?
The irony is that all these leaders have been shown impotent by the submicroscopic Coronavirus.
The world is at a virtual (not in the virtual reality sense) standstill.
Businesses are laying off workers and not functioning. Stock markets have fallen to new lows.
Even the retail Internet giant Amazon is struggling to function - with the only positive being that Amazon is seeking to hire up to 100 000 new employees to supply the increased demand for online purchases. Yesterday I went into the online order system of our local supermarket. I have used online ordering in the past and received my order on the same day or within two or three days, but now it will take a week to arrive. We won't starve but no one could have foreseen the chaos caused by the Coronavirus.
The Coronavirus plague will pass, but there is another similar crisis coming in the future. World leaders should stop thinking themselves omnipotent, stop persecuting their citizens and stop petty international squabbles and plan for the next Great World Challenge.
If ever there was a time for globalization and international unity it is now.
It won't happen, but if not now, when?
I'm afraid the answer is NEVER.