Sunday, July 12, 2020

Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?

London Daily News:

British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I’ve Read

by Nate White

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“Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote the following 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.

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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 snivelling 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.

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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.

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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 twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.


  1. i love trump the most when he kiss xi ass.

    1. Wakakakakaka…

      Any wonder?

      That's BCOZ it's in yr nature!

  2. What I dislike most about Trump is the way he sucks up to Dictators like Xi, Putin, and Erdogan (increasingly) .

    1. But you love him best when he's acting tough, not kissing asses, right ? So it all got balanced out when you in turn kiss his big fat ass when he won't don a face mask to even save a life ( tough men don't wear mask, hehe ), call out for vicious dogs and ominous weapons and the army on his own black citizens for having the temerity to go on a rampage protest, telling 20,000 lies in less than 3 years ( he achieved a record of sorts, hehe ) shouting 'trade war is easy to win', and with 3 million infected with Covid19 and 130 K dead ( and increasing ), he blamed Chyna ! Hehe...surely you love this last bit the best, eh ? Tough guys always put the blame on others to bear, right ?

      Don't ya just love this macho image of the orange man ? Unfortunately for you, this viral message is circulating through all over the globe....

      ( Beneath a picture of tRump with his ubiquitous fake orange tan )

      " You managed to bring back the 1918 Pandemic, the 1929 Depression, and the 1968 race riots ALL AT THE SAME TIME ! Can we please all agree that this experiment of having a dumb TV host and shady real estate developer with 6 bankruptcies, 5 kids from 3 different marriages, 11 charges of sexual assault, and 4000 plus lawsuits as president is NOT going well at all ? "

      Wa ka ka ka ka. Suck harder eh ?

  3. Who could forget Nate White's description of the Orange Buffoon when he first burst into the 'viral' world a couple of years back ?

    " he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit " Hilarious