Emily Thornberry, our illustrious Shadow Foreign Secretary, just tweeted “How dare you insult our country? You’re here as our guest. Did your mother teach you nothing?” in response to Trump speaking his mind on the Brexit deal at the NATO conference. Well, that’s a bit rich isn’t it Emily?
The Labour Party has campaigned to downgrade Trump’s visit from a State Visit to a working visit. They got their way. How dare you insult the elected leader of our greatest and nearest ally, Lady Nugee? Did your mother teach you nothing?
Then there’s Sadiq Khan. Trump and Khan don’t like each other. Khan’s doing a terrible job and Trump just out and says so. Well, you might think that’s rude, until you see what Khan has said about Trump. In January, when Trump was due to open the new US Embassy in London, Khan said that Londoners “have made it clear that Donald Trump is not welcome here.” He added “what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place.” And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
What is not excusable is when Khan authorises the dreaded Trump baby blimp. Can he not understand that this is seen as a joke by Trump and as pathetic and childish by the majority of Brits? He needs to grow up, spend more time getting crime in the capital under control and less time throwing his toys out of the pram.
It is a sad state of affairs when the Russians and the North Koreans give Trump a better welcome than the United Kingdom. It says a lot about the state of this country today.
We are capitulating to the EU over Brexit – and while we’re talking about the EU, why were they represented at the NATO summit? The EU is not a country – yet. It contributes nothing to the NATO budget, so why were they attending?
Trump says May has failed to tackle Brexit. We’ve met them three quarters of the way there and still they stonewall us. Trump would have told them to fuck off. He’d be right.
Frankly I’m ashamed of the disrespect we are showing to the POTUS. Honour the office even if you don’t like the man. Frankly we need a strong leader like Trump not a weak useless pushover like May.
At this point in time, I’d rather be the 51st state of America then the 28th state of Europe. At least they have a leader and made our PM welcome when she went to Washington. We could learn a lot from Donald Trump – not least of all about how to conduct a negotiation from a position of strength.
Welcome to the UK, Mr. President…