Let’s start with a simple question: If you are invited to visit a friend, and your own house is in a shambles, dirty because you haven’t cleaned it in months, are you likely to harshly criticize your friend’s housekeeping skills when her house if nearly immaculate? And to do so publicly, announcing to the neighborhood at large? I think not. Why? Because you are sensible, kind and truthful.
Who does Donald Trump think he is? He was, though only by the minority and not the majority, elected to be the president of the United States. He was not elected Prime Minister of the UK. He was not elected President of NATO. He was only elected to be the president (no caps) of what is fast becoming the most despised nation on the face of the earth.
I won’t even bother addressing just now his abhorrent performance – yes, that is what all his public appearances are, performances – at NATO on Wednesday and early Thursday, but will skip right on to his epic failure in the UK yesterday afternoon.
Donald Trump decided to give an interview to one media outlet in the UK, The Sun. First off, guess who owns The Sun? None other than Rupert Murdoch, the very same Rupert Murdoch who owns Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, among others. It is considered Britain’s most right-wing newspaper, or actually more of a tabloid.
The interview had been done on Wednesday in Brussels, and was strategically scheduled to be published during Trump’s first evening in London. There can be no doubt … no doubt at all that it was an attempt to add insult to injury as Ms. May is struggling to maintain her position in light of the opposition to the soft Brexit deal she announced earlier this week. Trump also praised May’s antagonist, Boris Johnson, and alluded to him as a future Prime Minister, further indicating his attempt to influence the fate of Ms. May’s government.
A few of his most obnoxious remarks from the interview (and of course I could not resist adding my own commentary):
“I would have done it much differently. I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn’t listen to me.” (And why should she listen to the words of a dishonest ‘man’?)
“The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one people voted on.” (He didn’t even know what Brexit was in early 2016!)
“If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the U.K., so it will probably kill the deal.” (A mind is a terrible thing to waste)
“I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London. I used to love London as a city. I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?” (You’re finally getting the message — they don’t want you, Bozo!)
On London Mayor Sadiq Khan: “Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism. I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in.” (Not your place to judge, Donnie boy — you don’t even understand your own job, so don’t try to tell someone else how to do theirs)
“I have a lot of respect for Boris [Johnson]. He obviously likes me and says very good things about me. I was very saddened to see he was leaving government, and I hope he goes back in at some point. I think he is a great representative for your country. I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister. I think he’s got what it takes.” (Just proves that Johnson is a lousy judge of character)
Last month, Trump very rudely and using false pretenses offended Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the disastrous G7 summit where Trump should have been put outside with the canines, based on his behaviour. And this month, he has gone beyond simply insulting the Prime Minister of the UK, but has attempted to undermine the job she is working hard to do.
Although I did not vote for Trump and have never supported him in any way, I still feel I owe all my UK friends a humble apology. Please forgive us, our nation, for being too stupid to see what an ignominious jackass our so-called president is and allowing him to remain in office. I’m sorry.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who I actually defended recently, saying that she didn’t deserve the public embarrassment she was subjected to when she was asked to leave a restaurant, went above and beyond her usual dog-and-pony show lies:
“The President likes and respects Prime Minister May very much. As he said in his interview with the Sun she ‘is a very good person’ and he ‘never said anything bad about her.’”
His behaviour and his interview with The Sun were abominable. Extremely unprofessional, un-presidential, crass, rude and whatever other adjective you can think of to insert. Make no mistake — this is a serious diplomatic blunder for the U.S., and one that will likely have long-reaching ramifications for both the U.S. and the UK. I do not see how it can possibly fail to erode the relations between our two nations. Donald Trump has absolutely no right to interfere in the negotiations between the UK and EU regarding Brexit. It is not his fight.
It is worth noting that Trump is not capable of taking care of his own house, is doing a terrible job at home, and yet here he is trying to tell all of NATO what they must do, and now trying to tell the Prime Minister of the UK how she should do her job! As I said in the beginning, the United States is well on the way to becoming the most despised nation on the earth. All because of one ‘man’. Well no, wait, actually the blame must be shared by 62,985,115 others. The 62,984,828 who voted for him, and the 287 republicans in Congress (51 in the Senate and 236 in the House of Representatives) who have been slavishly licking his boots every day since 20 January 2017. Thank you all for making our nation the worst it has been since 1865. Each and every one of you deserve what’s coming your way. Sadly, the other 265,134,207 of us in the U.S. do not deserve the abomination you have unleashed on us, and the rest of the world does not either!