Tomorrow, Donald Trump goes to visit our friends in the United Kingdom. I offer my apologies to my UK friends in advance for all the terrible things he is sure to say and do, and I hope you won’t hold it against us … or at least those of us who did not, could not, and would not vote for him. But really, you guys invited him … what were you thinking???Last July Trump visited the UK and was honoured with a visit to the Queen. I shuddered when I heard that would take place, for he is known for being crude and crass, without a shred of grace or dignity to his name. And, true to form, he disrespected the Queen in numerous ways, humiliating and embarrassing us. He began by arriving late, looking sloppy as usual, and keeping Her Majesty waiting for a full ten minutes. Then he shook her hand instead of bowing. But the most glaring faux pas by far was as they were preparing to review scarlet-clad troops assembled in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle. He turned his back on her and walked ahead of her. Now, to people in the U.S. that may not sound like a big deal, but there are protocols in the UK about how one addresses the Queen and how one acts in her presence.
So, now he is returning at a time when the UK is already having serious troubles and really doesn’t need Trump and his ignorance to add to the mix. But, if you are holding out some hope that he will behave and act like a world leader, splash yourself with cold water and wake up from that dream, for he has already insulted the nation in the days leading up to his trip … let me count the ways.
Trump has an obnoxious habit of sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong … in UK politics, namely the Brexit situation. First, speaking about that which he knows less than nothing, he said that Theresa May “messed up” Brexit. Then, he said that he supports Boris Johnson who he believes would be “an excellent choice” to become the country’s next Prime Minister.
“It’s something that I find very interesting. I actually have studied it very hard. (He has never even read the U.S. Constitution, but he has studied Brexit “very hard”? I think not.) I know the different players. But I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent. I like him. I have always liked him. I don’t know that he is going to be chosen, but I think he is a very good guy, a very talented person. He has been very positive about me and our country.”
He sees himself as being very influential in UK politics, claiming that other contenders had approached him asking for his public support …
“Other people have asked me for an endorsement too. I have been asked for endorsements. Well, I don’t want to say who but other people have asked me for endorsements, yes. I could help anybody if I endorse them. I mean, we’ve had endorsement where they have gone up for forty, fifty points at a shot.”
Despite the protests by the British people, the huge Baby Trump balloon, Donnie thinks the people in the UK love him!
“Now I think I am really, I hope, I am loved in the UK.”
I’m still laughing over that one! Somehow, he who cannot make a single trade deal thinks he knows best about Brexit …
“Get the deal closed. If they don’t get what they want, I would walk away … If you don’t get the deal you want, if you don’t get a fair deal, then you walk away.”
And because he is so bloody smart and knows so much, he says that the UK’s #1 idiot Nigel Farage should have been put in charge of negotiating Brexit …
“He is a very smart person. They won’t bring him in. Think how well they would do if they did. They just haven’t figured that out yet.”
And as if it weren’t bad enough that he is sticking his bulbous nose into things that a) he does not understand, and b) are none of his business, he had the unmitigated gall to call Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, “nasty”. Meghan, a U.S. citizen by birth, married Prince Harry in 2018 and the couple have a son who was born on May 6th of this year. So, what is Trump’s beef with the Duchess? Back in 2016, while Trump was on the campaign trail, Meghan supported Hillary Clinton and, calling a spade a spade, she said Trump was “misogynistic and so vocal about it”. I’m betting that no U.S. president in the history of this nation has ever before publicly called a member of the royal family “nasty”. Too bad we aren’t still in the times when the Queen could have said, “Off with his head!”
I hear the good people of the UK have some great surprises planned, like an even bigger Baby Trump balloon than last year’s, and something to do with a milkshake dowsing!
Oh, and by the way … in case you’re interested, this trip is estimated to have a total cost to U.S. taxpayers of $22 million. Trump is taking all three of his adult children AND their spouses which will require a second plane. But we cannot afford to fix our highways or feed our poor, right? And with 10,000 police said to be protecting Trump, you can imagine what it is costing the UK! Why they ever invited him, I will never know. They were hoping to negotiate a trade deal, but frankly … look how well that has worked out for other nations, such as China, Canada and Mexico. His way of ‘dealing’ is to hit the other country with tariffs, so look out Ms. May and whomever succeeds her!Can we hope he wakes up with blisters on his feet or something tomorrow so that he feels too poorly to make the trip?