There He Goes Again …

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???queen-elizabeth-iiLast 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.

Boris-Donnie

I think Boris and Donnie both buy their toupees at the same place

“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.”

Nigel-Donnie

I think Donnie and Nigel go to the same fake tanning salon

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!”

Trump baby blimp-2I 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!Trump-Boris-NigelCan we hope he wakes up with blisters on his feet or something tomorrow so that he feels too poorly to make the trip?

83 thoughts on “There He Goes Again …

  1. Maybe he should not have gone but you guys protesting, you’re just playing into the hands of his attention whore complex. You want to piss him off? Ignore his presence, don’t protest. that will shatter his fragile baby ego. Think about it.

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    • Scott … why oh why do you always have to make so damn much sense??? Yes, I do know that the worst possible punishment in his mind would be to be ignored, treated as being insignificant. But it is so easy to fall into the trap of mocking …. sigh. You are, of course, right. Y’know, for a blind man, you sure do see a lot! Hugs, my friend.

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  2. Does anyone else notice how tRumpsky repeats himself? His first words contain the statement he wants to make, but then (because his vocabulary is so VERY limited … and his brain is so very small), he must say it again … at least one or more times. Case in point:

    “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.”

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    • Actually, Nan, a psychologist once said that Trump’s use of repetition was a clever use of tactics to make people remember what is said. Repetition is reinforcement. The simpler the words, the easier they are to remember and repeat. Don’t underestimate the propaganda and lies that Trump spouts. They, like his Twitter feed are laid out there to create chaos and fear. We might laugh, but look at how much Trump has managed to stop anyone getting in his way. He is like the bully at school who takes sweets off the little kid, all the while pretending to be his protector. The behaviour is insidious.

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      • I don’t at all doubt what you say. And I totally agree that repetition is reinforcement. However, in the case of tRumpsky, I just don’t think he has the smarts to actually know what he’s doing. BUT … to take it a step further, considering the audience he’s trying to reach, well …

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    • Yes, I’ve noticed that since day #1 … ’tis why I say he cannot string a simple sentence together. Sometimes he starts with a few words, pauses, repeats those few words then adds another word or two, pauses and repeats himself again. I guess that’s what it means to be a “stable genius”, eh? I wonder why he isn’t member of Mensa? 🤣🤣🤣

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Don’t hold your breath for presidential representation!! … ‘ 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 … ‘

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  4. Jill, quite simply, it is nigh impossible for such a narcissistic man to kow-tow to royalty. In his ego-centric mind, the words of Carly Simon come to mind, “you’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you.”

    As for Donald, Boris and Nigel, the truth will get elbowed out of any conversation. To be frank, it woud be appropriate for Boris and Nigel to be in charge of the messy Brexit exit that will harm the UK economy for years. They broke it, so they should be there to reap the lesser harvest.

    I say this begrudgingly, as I hope a new vote occurs and the Brits remain. People need to realize that Trump has a binary transactional mind. He sees Brexit as a way to gain a better deal with the UK and weaken the EU. What he fails to realize is how the EU keeps Europe safer as well as prosperous. So, Brits should ignore the man as his opinions are self-serving – that is his history. Keith

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    • PS – I read this morning that Trump favors a hard Brexit. It should be noted the business leaders fear a hard Brexit. So, a man who is causing a mess with tariffs and trade favors the worst kind of exit from the EU. Picture semi-trucks lined up on each side of the channel waiting to be cleared. Keith

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      • He proves time and time again that he has no understanding of economics! In our own country, he has taken the good economy he was handed, and set it on a path that is sure to bring it tumbling down before the end of this year. And then he goes and tries to advise the UK? They are smart enough not to listen to him, fortunately. And I agree, by the way, with your previous comment that any way Brexit plays out is going to have long term consequences for the UK and I would be happy enough to see them go for a second referendum, but I don’t think it’s likely to happen.

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    • That Carly Simon song is a perfect analogy for Trump … in his mind, everything is ‘about him’. Just based on the opinions of our UK friends, Colette, Roger, Gary, David, Bee, Mary and others, I’m pretty sure he is likely to earn no brownie points for his remarks about Brexit, Johnson, Farage or Meghan. They already don’t like him, and all he’s doing is adding insult to injury. I read a piece last night that said his visit is likely to bring our two countries closer together, but frankly, I think if anything it will do the opposite. Colette was saying that less than 25% of the people in the UK even want him to visit. That speaks volumes.

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  5. I actually also read in tabloid news (so really a bit of a stretch), that it will be awkward for Prince Harry to have luncheon with President Trump and the Queen.

    The report went on to say that Harry’s mother, Princess Diana was incessantly chased by Trump after her split with Prince Charles. Apparently, according to the report, cascades of flowers arrived daily, making Diana very uncomfortable. The report went on to say, that in an interview with Howard Stern, Trump intimated that he thought he could have ‘had her.’

    If that is true, I can only imagine that Prince Harry and the Queen are gritting their teeth for the private luncheon date.

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    • Y’know … it seems I recall reading something long ago about him chasing after Diana, but I don’t recall the source. I wouldn’t put it past him. I would love to see both Prince Harry and Prince William refuse to attend, but I know … you guys are too respectful to do that. But I do hope that the citizens give him exactly what he deserves! Have they decided yet if he’ll be allowed to address Parliament? I hope not.

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      • I don’t think so Jill. John Bercow, our House Speaker, stated again last Tuesday that he had not seen anything of value in allowing him to speak.
        I think he has the final word on the matter. It is a huge snub to Trump, when Obama was welcomed graciously into the main hall (a privilege offered to very few foreign presidents).

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  6. Er, no one in the UK has asked for Trump’s endorsement to mu knowledge. Our press and some of our politicians are bemused by the recent interviews in our newspapers (no doubt instigated by Trump himself, for no one here really cares what he thinks, not even Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt or Nigel Farage – who will likely be somewhat damaged politically by Trump’s words).
    The truth is, that the State visit was always promised by Theresa May in the early days of her tenure. It was a rather back-fired ploy to get a free trade deal going with the US.
    After she resigned last week, she said she would stick around for Trump’s visit (a visit carefully timed to honour British and American Troops, 70 years on after the second World War).

    I actually believe, the Committee that forced Theresa May to resign, also insisted she handle the Trump visit before stepping down. No one here wants to get their hands mucky in that one.

    The informal polls still show that less than a quarter of Brits actually support Trump’s visit. I am surprised at that much really, but they will be people who support similar right wing prejudices.

    British politics is in an all time mess. I have no idea which way things will go… There a fractious splits to hard left and hard right. And I think a lot of people are quite fed up with them all.

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    • You’re right, of course, but since when has Trump ever waited to be asked for his opinion? It’s too bad that Ms. May, or even the Queen herself didn’t find a reason, such as that the country is going through too much right now, to cancel his visit. Like you, I am surprised that even 10% support Trump’s visit, especially after last year’s visit. But, like you say, there will always be some radicals and bigots. Sigh.

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  7. To you and your sick fans I say, no need. Who gives a hoot what the Queen or any other true nobody cares. You can be Trump Haters all you want, but your so-called apology is only yours and yours alone.

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      • People who support trump are like they’re looking in a mirror and seeing what they desire to be, which is a angry resentful empty bully who gets in people’s faces. They love him because they desire to be him. So pitiful.

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            • You sir are more than rude.Opposing opinions have always been welcome on this blog provided they are sensible and respectful of the other people. If you’re a believer I hope your god has a long memory and as a Republican I assume you can’t see the damage being done to your country worldwide by the Orange Oaf in Office.Damage that’s splitting your own country too.

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              • Don’t know your Orange Oaf. But the former lier in chief is keeping up his decadence toward America by lying through his teeth about our laws, which you would think he would know by now. But never mind President Trump was with the Queen who you all seem to adore and he didn’t call her an old hag which I’m sure is disappointing to you as it is to me. As for splitting the country in two that happened over eight years ago, your late to the party. I hope you find me rude and insensible because otherwise, I may be becoming a little too civil and to appear that way to people like you are would be akin to becoming as loathful as a Democrat which I associate with child molesters and other such perverts. Now there that should do it.

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              • Thank you, David. I think Mr. Eckhardt speaks only to hear himself speak. He wears the same blinders as most trumpeters and is only trying to get an argument started. Don’t worry, he won’t be welcomed back to Filosofa’s Word.

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      • Quite right, Colette … the Queen is much more deserving of respect than Mr. Eckhardt who does not, apparently, know how to speak respectfully. I apologize for his ignominious comments and have addressed the situation.

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    • Mr. Eckhardt … while I welcome ALL views and opinions on this blog, I do NOT tolerate disrespect toward myself or my readers. My apology stands from all the people of conscience in this nation … if you are not one of them, that speaks for itself. In the future, if you refer to my readers and friends as “sick fans”, your comment will be deleted and you will not be welcome back here.

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      • Typical libtard. Yes I disrespect you and your sick fans. And your call for violence against those who you disagree with. Go ahead and delete me, it’s what your kind do.

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  8. I’m convinced that Trump is a very sick (in the head) man. His narcissism has spiraled beyond narcissism into a very dark and dangerous place, and calls for his impeachment have him flailing like a cornered rat. I shudder to think what he will do if and when impeachment proceedings become a reality.

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    • I’ve been convinced of that since long before he was elected and took office. I recall a year or two ago a group of psychologists penned a letter saying that just based on his behaviours and speech patterns, they concluded the same. But what is so stunning to me is that his followers do not see it. You are right … he spirals out of control whenever he feels threatened, and impeachment will pose the biggest threat yet, especially if a few republicans get on board with it, like Justin Amash has done. It’s rather a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation, for we cannot afford another year-and-a-half of his corruption, either.

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      • In my opinion, “his followers do not see it” because they CHOOSE not to see it. In a way, they are worse than Trump because deep down, they know what he is and yet, like the hypocritical toadies and sycophants they are, they put their ideology and positions of power ahead of the good of the country….whereas Trump can’t help himself.

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        • You are, of course, right. They DO see what he is, and that speaks volumes about what their own ideologies and beliefs are. As I was telling a friend earlier, once he leaves office, we still have a problem, for the attitudes that put him in office in the first place are not going to simply disappear into thin air. His ‘base’ is not going to just say, “Oh … okay … not we’ll change our beliefs in white supremacy and learn to be more inclusive, more accepting.” This is the depressing part, for it seems that the problems we have today are not going away any time soon. Sigh.

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    • Do you think he really believes it? I have debated that several times, for I think surely he cannot be so stupid as to actually believe it, but then … it is Trump we are talking about. The “stable genius”. HAH!

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  9. An adulterous, draft-dodging, born of privilege, loudmouth who has managed to simultaneously endorse two men who are deadly rivals and no love lost. As you say in the USA…’Seriously???’
    Please dear Jill, do not worry yourself, people should not waste their time on the ‘person’s arrival, we all truly have more important things to do and should attend to them.
    Oh by the way I prefer my presidents to have been voted in by a majority of the participants……
    Now back to washing-up duty.

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    • You are exactly right about what he is, but I must feel angst over his treatment of my UK friends … it’s rather as if one of your school mates goes and throws dog poop in your mother’s face. Sigh. Heh heh … I like your comment about your preference for presidents who actually won the vote! I have to keep reminding people that he did NOT win, but lost by nearly 3 million votes. People, especially republicans, seem to forget that small detail. Yep … you better get back to your washing-up before Sheila catches you goofing off! 😉

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      • The sooner this aberration is shoved off the political scene the better.
        There are folk over here who admire him and cry shame at anything against him…..As far as I am concerned they can all jump on a boat or plane and follow him back to the USA and see how well they do.
        Sick to death of the lot of them, any news headline with the ‘T’ word, I am not reading….contemplatable individual.

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        • I cannot imagine why on earth anybody in your country … on your side of the pond, in fact … would admire him! There is nothing to admire! But no, dear Roger, please do NOT send your looneys over here … we already have more than enough of our own!

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          • The antics of not only the Brexit party but activists in both Labour and Conservative parties demonstrate we have a sufficiency of twits running loose, so small wonder there would be a group who would support the current official visitor.
            This week I am not reading any headline news and will only feel the air is breathable again when the official visit is over.

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            • Ah yes. Well, in truth I think there are at least a few idiots in every country. The key is to make sure they remain only “a few” and that their disease doesn’t spread.

              Now, if only you had stuck to what you said and stayed away from the news, your blood pressure wouldn’t be through the roof at the moment. Hang in … you’ll be shed of him soon and he’ll be on his way back here … oh joy. Sigh.

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  10. I’ve come face to face with Queen Elizabeth twice in my life – first as a 10 year old chosen to great her Majesty on a visit to Canada, second as manager in charge of her private suite at the arena in Vancouver (she was there to “drop the puck” at a hockey game). Both times a mandatory protocol lesson preceded the encounter. Trumpish disregard for propriety is disgusting. He called Meghan nasty? What a asshole! Why do world leaders tolerate the man? Holy crap!!!!

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    • I thought it likely that people preparing to meet the Queen would be given a lesson in the proper protocol, and you’ve confirmed that. It is a matter of respect, and respect is something that Trump knows nothing about. Why do world leaders tolerate him? Two reasons: trade and security. He’ll be gone someday … sooner would be better. Let us hope he doesn’t destroy our entire nation before that day comes.

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  11. I think it’s terrible he’s charging the citizens of the U.S. to take his children. Let them pay their own way if they want to go. Also, his opinions have to be worth less than nothing. I doubt he’ll be asked again. —- Suzanne

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