British view of Trump

Jul 2008
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11,896
Virginia Beach, VA
#1
Found this on Facebook

Here is something I just stumbled across. It sums up far better that I could what the British attitude to Trump is from over here.

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 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.

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 twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set."
 
Oct 2010
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26,485
Colorado
#3
My God.....

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.​
...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.​

It's that point that absolutely baffles me MichaelT, in general, and right here on DTT. He's an ugly man....

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Dec 2013
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Beware of watermelons
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Who gives a shit what the brits think. They have been cucked by the globalists and the eu. They still haven't fulfilled brexit, their insane London mayor wants to ban knives and they protect Muslim rape gangs. They are a perfect example of why sovereignty is so important and what can happen to a once great nation after generations of leftism.



 
Mar 2013
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10,062
Middle Tennessee
#5
Who gives a shit what the brits think. They have been cucked by the globalists and the eu. They still haven't fulfilled brexit, their insane London mayor wants to ban knives and they protect Muslim rape gangs. They are a perfect example of why sovereignty is so important and what can happen to a once great nation after generations of leftism.
LOL but it doesn't mean they're wrong about Trump !!!
 
Sep 2018
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1,090
cleveland ohio
#7
Who gives a shit what the brits think. They have been cucked by the globalists and the eu. They still haven't fulfilled brexit, their insane London mayor wants to ban knives and they protect Muslim rape gangs. They are a perfect example of why sovereignty is so important and what can happen to a once great nation after generations of leftism.



british economy is over the eu was propping it up, de gaulle knew that would happen they dont play with others, we are better off without them, that song is so stupid dogeral
 
Nov 2012
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Rhondda
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british economy is over the eu was propping it up, de gaulle knew that would happen they dont play with others, we are better off without them, that song is so stupid dogeral
That's capitalism - it reduces its central areas to rust belts and destroys its centres. Trump is a good signal for what's coming. Enjoy!
 
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Sep 2018
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cleveland ohio
#9
That's capitalism - it reduces its central areas to rust belts and destroys its centres. Trump is a good signal for what's coming. Enjoy!
also the british are lazy.. it was the irish that did all the work.. thats why irleand is rich n0w
 

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