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46 minutes ago, johnnybangkok said:

Someone asked "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?" 

Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response:

"A few things spring to mind.

Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.

For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed. So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief. Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever. I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman. But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty. Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness. There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface. Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront. Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.

And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist. Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that. He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat. He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.

And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.

That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a sniveling sidekick instead. There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.

So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:

* Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.

* You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.

This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss. After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum. God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid. He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart. In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump. And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:

'My God… what… have… I… created?

If being a <deleted> was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set."

 

A correction if you don’t mind.  Americans are friendlier than the British but certainly not nicer.  BTW I am none of the 4, American, British, nice or friendly.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

a ceremony in Portsmouth on the south English coast to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy

Better have Trump's golf cart ready for him to storm Normandy.

Or was that Stormy Daniels that he breached?

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5 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

What a bunch of losers. He knows what they think of him and I doubt he cares a jot. None of them can vote against him.

 

What they should be protesting, along the lines of the yellow vests, is the appalling fiasco that is the present British government.

 

However, I guess Trump owns their brains :cheesy:.

didnt they raise money for this already? now they need 30k again!

they should have sold key chain size baby trump to raise the funds but that would be too entrepreneurial for leftist community organizers.

 

 

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2 hours ago, DoctorG said:

Let the children have their fun I say. It's meaningless.

 

Your post is silly beyond description.

 

Of course social protest  can bring about changes.      It's happened all across the planet.

 

Didn't you ever notice? 

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5 hours ago, xylophone said:

Have to disagree with your statement, because Trump absolutely abhors displays like this, that show he is not liked and it has become quite evident in his tweets in the past – – reason being because it hurts his inflated ego and his narcissistic persona.

You got that spot on

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1 hour ago, johnnybangkok said:

Someone asked "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?" 

Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response:

"A few things spring to mind.

Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.

For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed. So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief. Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever. I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman. But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty. Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness. There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface. Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront. Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.

And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist. Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that. He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat. He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.

And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.

That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a sniveling sidekick instead. There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.

So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:

* Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.

* You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.

This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss. After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum. God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid. He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart. In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump. And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:

'My God… what… have… I… created?

If being a <deleted> was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set."

By far the best description of Trump that I've ever read. Many thanks for posting this wittiest of articles . I'm sure Her Majesty can't wait for the visit.

Actually it's just a bit of sucking up should the Brexit no deal come about.

This smacks of the current clueless UK government. 

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5 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

What a bunch of losers. He knows what they think of him and I doubt he cares a jot. None of them can vote against him.

 

What they should be protesting, along the lines of the yellow vests, is the appalling fiasco that is the present British government.

 

However, I guess Trump owns their brains :cheesy:.

 

Usual left wing rabble protesting because they don't like Trump but keep quite when the Chinese dictator, or Saudi rules are invited. 

 

Khan is an absolute disgrace but then so are most of the current Labour Party leadership.

 

There is an unfortunate swing in Britain towards the nationalist Brexit party and fringe far right parties. Most of that is due to the disgust with the main parties in Westminster but also a reaction to the bully boy street aggressive politics of the left and enforce political correctness. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

What a bunch of losers. He knows what they think of him and I doubt he cares a jot. None of them can vote against him.

 

What they should be protesting, along the lines of the yellow vests, is the appalling fiasco that is the present British government.

 

However, I guess Trump owns their brains :cheesy:.

The balloon was a let down as so small and could hardly get off the ground just like the anti Trump protestors.

 

the Sadiq Khan balloon was much better. Plus the democratically elected president Trump will always come out on top! The left always have to try to divert attention from the real issues by these stupid pranks as they have no real answers to difficult questions 

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I get the impression that there are more anti Trump Americans on Thaivisa than pro Brexit Brits. 

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