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

Someone on Quora asked “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.  

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.  

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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.  


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328 thoughts on “British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I’ve Read

  1. Trump and his cadre of millionaires and billionaires, from his neighbor and member of his club, Jeff Epstein, and Wm Barr, and anybody he appoints to be involved with his campaign, in 2016, cheated, using Robert Mercer’s AI, to manipulate just the RED states with majority electoral votes, which should be abolish, as it only was implemented during slave owner’s reign on America, to even out the power of the votes of the states, giving precedent to the states wishes, and not to the people of the states, in order to win an American election that WAS NOT the reflection of the POPULAR vote, meaning the majority of Americans did not vote him in. Just as BREXIT was also manufactured by the same people, Cambridge Analytical and Robert Mercer and Steve Bannon, these far right millionaires, that are controlling the complete world now, and the narratives.

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      1. Agree! …and if I am correct, those regions can be manipulated by the controlling political groups, Republican or Democrat, in order to benefit either party while in power. Makes our election process like a Banana Republic! Shame on us for allowing this.

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      2. The reason that 33% of Americans support Trump is they want things simple and they want a black-and-white world and simple answers. He gives them those. Blacks are bad. Hispanics are bad. Immigrants are bad. Poor people are bad. Guns are good. Oil and coal are good. Born Again Jesus is good. Liberals are the enemy.

        For this group an absolute clown like Trump can pound his chest and say, “Me strong,” and because it’s what this segment of people wants to hear they lap it up. Remember, this is the segment of American society that likes pro wrestling and NASCAR. They know the wrestling is overly dramatic and fake but they invest their emotions into it nonetheless.

        A great many Americans in the other 67% are of a mind not to reintegrate those people once Trump and his mafia family is finally out of power. They deserve to be ostracized for all time.

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      3. You do not know what you’re talking about….it is in question that Hillary Clinton received the popular votes that she did because of all the voter fraud…Americans elected Donald J. Trump…and we knew what we were doing. Is he a perfect human being who always does and says the right things? No….but is he for America and what is best for Americans….absolutely? No idea who you are…just another nobody trying to look like he’s somebody worth paying any mind to….meh, you’re not.

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      1. As an American I cannot thank you enough for putting into words what the world (and logical Americans) think of him. His base thinks the entire world loves him and it’s infuriating.

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      1. I am Canadian, and yes I agree. I don’t think there is a single Canadian that likes Trump. He is the world’s largest and biggest narcicist

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      2. Been going on long enough for s …t sake The world has enough of this s ..t incompetent and childish trying to be another Adolf. Lol lol
        America pleaaaaase wake up ,before it is too late.

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    1. Many American dislike him for the exact same reasons and now see ourselves surrounded by our own countrymen who are proving to be the same such wastes.

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      1. Many Americans like and appreciate him for what he has done for the United States, unemployment, the economy and too much to list here.

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    2. Sadly true. As an American I find myself bowing my head in total embarrassment. I am disgusted and dismayed at the level of bigotry, greed, ignorance and denial of his cult followers. It shows that the time has come to get rid of the laws that have allowed the worst of us control the narrative while the majority of us sit in horror.

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    3. I am horrified that the British turn out to be copy cats. This just happens to be, ad verbatim, the exact way the Dutch view bloated bag of hot air. In fact, that is one decription still lacking. He also has less substance than a fart in a hurricane.

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    4. It’s comforting to know that views not part of the American scheme of politics has objective recognition of the criminal who seduced American voters into believing the country would be great again because he defrauded to get rich. Thank you Great Britain

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  2. It would be much more enjoyable to read if wasn,t for the annoying advertisement which you can not stop, flashing the repetitive scene over and over and over and over and over(get the point?)

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    1. American here: Look, a lot of us are very embarrassed by this clown. I don’t know one Attorney, Doctor, or CPA that I work with that doesn’t find him disgusting. I have family members that support this freak and it makes me question their morals and values. I am ashamed this is what is representing us as a whole. He has a foul mouth and is very hateful and racist. To me he is nothing more than a spoiled little privileged rich boy who has never been told no and if he doesn’t get his way he throws a temper tantrum. He has never been taught any manners and has no couth, his parents failed him.

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      1. tRump has failed the entire country, but his puppet master is as happy as can be. Putin perspective, (pun intended), he’s doing a magnificent job of bringing America to it’s knees and letting China take the 2nd place in global standing. By the time his one and only term is up I’ll be surprised if we even take the bronze medal. Hell, we may not even finish the race. It’s a long way from which to fall after the dignity and respect we all received from the choices made in 2008.
        President and Mrs. Obama, and their children put the class in classy. They were the epitomy of the goodness in our country. Their leadership led us through the darkest financial times since the great depression and into a new era of prosperity and growth. And he did it all while being sabotaged and obstructed by a racist senate leader, hell-bent on seeing him fail, to discourage other people of color from making the challenge.
        The Obama administration brought people together and gave America a new Star to be proud of.
        And then there’s Maude. tRump and his prostitute, along with his evil spawn entered the white house and showed “Yes we can!” the door, and slamming it behind them declared, “no you can’t!” and quickly changed the landscape from vegetable garden to tennis pavilion, from caring about the health of our nation to caring only for the wealthy in our nation.
        His vindictiveness for being humiliated at the White House correspondence dinner by President Obama was as obvious as the orange foundation on his shirt collar and he immediately began dismissing and dismantling the gains Obama made for the greater good, taking credit for the successes and casting blame for his own failures. And the failure to lead through this pandemic will be his downfall and his legacy.
        Putin perspective, (pun intended), we replaced a leader with a follower of orders directly from the Kremlin. On January 21st, 2017, the United States of America became the first country to join the new version of the next soviet union, under the puppet regime of an apprentice dictator who’s sole purpose is to make himself as rich and famous as the character he played on TV.

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      2. At some point, DJT should have taken responsibility for himself… lots of people make more of themselves than DJT and have a greater sense of decency along with couth… his parents may have “failed” him but he has been around long enough to learn how to become a better human being. He is definitely has no sense of altruism or goodness; he is truly as egotistical as a young child.

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  3. As abysmal as he is, Trump told us exactly who he was from the moment he declared he was running. Trump was elected by the largest voting bloc in the country, which is people who didn’t vote, and after that people who voted for someone who couldn’t possibly win. This time, it’s all hands on deck. No one stays home, no voting-my-principles BS. The ship of state is on fire and the only way to put it out is a tidal wave that throws his corrupt ass out of office in November.

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    1. Well said Craig. Your neighboring country to the North is very very worried about this sham of a President and his whole party entourage who don’t have the gumption to protect all its citizens.
      Your democracy and your health is at stake.

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    2. “no voting-my-principles BS”? I used to agree, but then I got wise to the American shit-show that is two-party politics. And now we’ll have crazy uncle Joe against the Donald because the Democrats just can’t seem to help themselves and keep throwing losers at us for candidates. I was a reliable D vote for decades; no longer. I will give my vote to those who deserve it, including third party candidates if need be, simply to voice my discontent with the system. I’m tired of being co-opted by a corrupt system that expects voters to carry the water of the two “teams”, forcing a false binary choice, often the lesser of two evils. People will criticize me for it; I don’t care. I’ll vote my principles and maybe at some point the two parties will seek to right the ship if they realize they continue to alienate voters.

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      1. Your attempt at insulting Biden by name calling just as trump does tells me your are not the righteous person you believe or claim to project. Good for you, for voting as you believe, but given the character you have exposed here, I could really care less how you vote.

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      2. Are you saying Joe would be an equally bad or worse representative of the american people in the white house?

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      3. Your comments are a little too transparent and expose you as an embarrassed supporter of Trump, now trying to right your own ship by attacking the “shit show” of American politics. You can’t admit you made a mistake in your judgement of Trump and want to let all know you are now a principled voter. “The Democrats “keep throwing losers at us” is a tell. Is President Obama, considered one of the best presidents of the last 50 years, one of those losers? Consider this: the Republicans have thrown us George W and Donald Trump as their leaders of the free world in the 21st century. It’s all about winning, principles and morals be dammed.

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      4. Then you and your ilk are just as stupid and short sighted as the 33% who blindly support Trump. Are you truly willing to live another 4 years under this administration? Ask your self that every day until election day. Dont get me wrong, I agree with you in general, but this election is far to important to throw away your vote. This is the battle for America, Biden like Clinton before him is far from ideal, but he, like her before him, is a far better choice for OUR future. America dies if trump wins 4 more years.

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    3. If the DNC would drop gun control I think they would win hands down as it is they are going to be challenged in every close election where the electoral college is in Play traditionally rural states where Firearms are a way of life do not support gun control State I live in Kentucky has 120 counties 113 of them have declared Second Amendment Sanctuary status. I wonder which candidate they will support. I’ll be voting 3rd party as I believe neither canidate supports my beilifs. In fact one wants to changes regulations that could make me a felon

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      1. Voting for a third party candidate is tantamount to voting for Trump. You are wasting your vote. I understand your concern about both candidates, but we simply cannot have another four years of Trump, and statement votes for candidates who don’t stand a chance is withholding the one vote that may defeat Trump.

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      1. Four more years — in jail, hopefully, for fiscal fraud. New York is waiting for Trump as soon as he becomes available. We will do what the Feds could not — administer justice and put his orange a** where it belongs.

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      2. YES 4 More years for President Trump he is good man and is working for the American people. Obummer didn’t do shit for AMERICA. All he did was bow down to all the assholes of the world. I Obiden gets to be President this Country screwed ! We need President Trump for 4 more years ! Those Democrats are screwing this country UP ! Like Gary Reno said GET OVER IT ! TRUMP Again !

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    4. I get so weary of this type of blaming. No matter how you choose to frame it – Trump would not be in power if those that had voted for him had not voted for him. It is not the fault of those that chose not to participate for whatever reason. It is not the fault of those that chose to vote for someone they believe in rather than follow some party/strategic line. The blame falls directly at the feet of those that voted for him.

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  4. The saddest thing about this, though, is that millions of people are totally devoted to him, and among those numbers are national elected representatives, Congressional members, Senators, Supreme Court Justices, all the way down to small town mayors and dog catchers. How could it be that a large plurality of a nation of nearly 400,000,000 could not just shake their heads in wonder at such a stupid, humorless, shallow, feckless, unreliable, inconsistent, cowardly, corrupt mountebank and humbug? But so it is. “You’ll never go wrong underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” –H.L. Mencken.

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  5. Great article; spot on. Many Americans such as myself can understand two of Trump’s support groups: the overcompensated and the under educated. What perplexes us most, however, is the sizable support of a third group comprised of die-hard acolytes willing to follow him to the very gates of hell irrespective of anything he says or does. Is it latent racism, white nationalism. anti-elitism?? We simply can’t fathom this herd mentality and unbounded adulation. It’s a true riddle, wrapped in a mystery …..etc., etc. I sometimes wonder if the fundamental decency I’ve always assumed most Americans possess is perhaps quite overrated; we’ll see in the next election. Trump, if nothing else, serves as a wonderful litmus test.

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    1. ‘die-hard acolytes willing to follow him to the very gates of hell’ – I think that attitude manifested from a number of factors 1) Trump doesn’t play nice with his adversaries, and his base loves him for it. 2) People have figured out that if you feed Trump’s ego, he gives you what you want. 3) Trump will pretty much say do anything to maintain the approval of his base.

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      1. A witty barrage of British invective, far too worthy for Trump, yet there it is, in full body.
        And there is Trump, in full body, a farce similar to the Imperial projections from a far off Kingdom which produced Henry the 8th, and now, in so called Modern Times we are back there, of course history repeated this time as a farce, yet a truly American farce with idiots manipulated by masters ( lower case m ) of advertising commerce being fed by masters of Regal Finance, the kind of finance that says that behind any great fortune is a great crime.

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      2. Yo are basically describing that tis third group (a significant group of Americans ) are selfish.they figured out how to manipulate a fraud for their own gain. The rest be damned.

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  6. I found the essay brilliant and entertaining. However, the English have just elected a wannabe Trump who is even a failure at imitation.
    I suggest the author look a little closer to home before he pontificates. I look forward to an equally concise analysis of why England isn’t the empire it used to be.

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    1. I wouldn’t describe Boris Johnson as a wannabe Trump. The man may have some similar qualities but, he is intelligent, witty, erudite and in fact many, many things Trump is not and could never be. He may be more interested in the interests of his many millionaire friends rather than the people that voted for him but he is not and never will be the Troll that Trump is. Far too many people underestimate Boris, there is a fine mind behind that bumbling persona and he knows exactly what he is doing.

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      1. Oh come on – he is a compulsive liar and and not at all interested in the truth. He has no sense of detail and even in what he studied at University lacks knowledge and understanding. Have a look at him attempting to mislead the audience on the influence on Rome versus Greece on modern western society. Mary beard made short work of him.

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    2. It appears he stirred up a Trumpette.

      Johnson, whilst bafoon esque, has proven to have far more depth, humility and grace than you’re oversized oompa loompa during the horrific global catastrophe of Covid-19.

      Admittedly he does appear to hold captain comb over in high regard, and for that we see a great weakness.
      However, you often got further if you befriended the school bully. Maybe he’s not a bafoon like as we first thought.

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    3. First of all, a brilliant “expose” of Trump. -Secondly it was not just the English , but the BRITISH, who elected the ” wannabee” with a misplaced majority of voters wanting to return to “the olds days” and the large number of people who did not bother to vote, or even register to vote !
      BRITAIN was never an empire ! The BRITISH empire was made up of the various countries subjugated,
      bullied and exploited by the British (both greedy capitalists to make their fortunes at any cost, backed up by British private and government forces).
      The British Empire isn’t what it used to be because the majority of the so called “civilised” nations
      realised that the world was changing and people wanted freedom of expression and the rights to choose who governed them.
      This is not a concise analysis, just an explanation. — All empires throughout history eventually
      collapsed and whilst there are still people who want to build empires through force or corruption,
      and see themselves to be superior to others this cycle will continue.
      ——————
      By the way, I am an octogenarian European, soon to become a reluctant Brit again.

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    4. Well, Peggy, two wrongs etc. Someone on Quota didn’t ask why some British people don’t like Boris Johnson (many, many don’t). They asked about Trump and the answer provided was articulate and, to many, accurate. Can it really be brilliant and entertaining if it’s also considered pontificating? For information purposes, England didn’t elect Johnson, it was Britain. And it was a British empire, not an English one.

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      1. Sorry, Tommy, it wasn’t “Britain”, it was “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”

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      2. I think there is another wrong here and that is the the Scots did not elect him indeed in general they detest him. Generally more down to earth than the English and not as easily misled I would suggest.

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      3. “I think there is another wrong here and that is the the Scots did not elect him indeed in general they detest him. Generally more down to earth than the English and not as easily misled I would suggest.”

        Really then explain why we have got that numpty Sturgeon in charge and Salmon before her, not sure, we’ve room to judge anyone else here…

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  7. What I find disturbing is the fact that all of this was easily learned before election time. That so many people could be fooled by the most transparent personality on the face of this earth is beyond my comprehension. Where does someone find any reason to follow this man? The simple truth is they don’t care. And that scares me.

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    1. Not true. A majority of Americans saw him for what he is and Voted against him. I’ve always wondered how his under educated fans could get him elected. They didn’t. His oligarch king makers bought off them and in turn that election. They stole it from the majority of voters. They will do the same in this next election unless we really turn out, show up, and put our money where our mouth is. trump is not the American people. We can’t stand him any more than Europe liked Hitler. It’s that visceral.

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      1. The unelectable Hillary won the popular vote – + almost three million votes over the subject of this descriptive essay.

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      2. The unelectable Hillary won the popular vote – + almost three million votes over the subject of this descriptive essay.

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    2. You would rather have a thief’s hand in your pocket so as long as he (or she) tends to you feelings and shines a smile in your face. Trump is a contrast to Barak Obama, which is why he won. Never forget that. Trump 2020.

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  8. Here is a crude-ism for you. Your a no talented hack who has ballocks for brains! You do not have to like our President. Please keep that in mind when you try to lick America’s boots because you want or need something. You have a monarchy who is past it and crumbling. Charles is as much to blame for Princess Di’s death as anything. So keep your nose in your own swamp!

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    1. You’ve got to admit that you actually sound a bit like trump. Seems you check several trump boxes. Noticeably missing is any contradiction of the assessment of trump’s qualities.

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    1. In Lock-Down, I am reading the complete works of Robert Lewis Stevenson. He would have been delighted with the Trump piece!

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  9. He has lied, manipulated and colluded with Russia to get elected. His Republican cohorts sought a way to get their agenda in place. Now they can’t get out of it and they fear his wrath and god forbid lose an election. Remember that Hilary actually got the majority of public votes. It is the Electoral college and Enough idiots out there that do support him and got him elected. I can’t believe the banners and caps and T shirts I see with support for this moron!.

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    1. Ha! Funny how little we heard about Ivankas email huh? far more than HC, but ehhh, just another day in the Trump verse, so it was quickly forgotten. Isn’t nepotism illegal here? or is it just frowned on? Seriously I am asking.

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  10. A well put together missive, and it’s agreeable that a lot of what has been said is factual. I’d suggest the challenge is: what you are understandably calling for is a change of President. Unfortunately with the written rhetoric it alienates the very people who voted Trump in. So rather than change the opinion of the voting majority this article damages the chances of removing the incumbent. You understandably have a platform, so if you want to change hearts which will make a difference at the voting booths, look within and change how you formulate your future articles. If not all that so being done is broadcasting to the converted – not to the people that need to understand why change has to happen.

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  11. All this talk of the British love for the underdog and comparisons between “our Boris” and the “the bully” – and on St. George’s day to boot. How fitting!

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  12. Isn’t it interesting the degree of negative fervour this topic generates around the world. The encouraging bit is, that the majority of Americans on most sites like this (exception Fox News bloggers) are in agreement that this President must be banished to the dark corners of Hell. Please whatever deity you believe in….MAKE IT HAPPEN

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  13. As an American so sick beyond recognition of this uncouth criminal thug that has invaded our White House, this is a great description of his person, not his character(as he is devoid of any). He is the most vile creature ever. I could go on and on forever but I feel like I am screaming into a black hole and will not feel any relief until he is gone. And … just in case he is not gone next year, I have scheduled a lobotomy for myself in November so I will never have to think about anything to do with this retarded cretin ever again!

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  14. His ‘rule’ has been a fascinating display of false fallacies (e.g. ad hominem), daily lies, exaggerations, mis-direction and just sheer meanness.

    If there is justice/karma in this universe, he’ll get a strong dose after he’s voted out of office: an avalanche of lawsuits (civil/criminal) and even a probable divorce from his 3rd wife.

    History will not be kind to him…..he’ll die a lonely man surrounded by contempt and continuously regaled by his worse fears….laughter.

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  15. YES, I agree. 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 . To all his supporter’s, When are you goint to realise that he doesn’t care about any of us but himself and his pocket
    He can’t stop but be invidious of all the qualities that his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.

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  16. What an ignoramus!! I actually heard Trump say even more dangerous things for people to try on their bodies at home yesterday (April 23, 2020) at his news conference on COVID-19. Trump is the stupidest, most careless, and negligent person ever born! Somebody shut him up! The company that makes Lysol (and others) needs to sue him personally!

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  17. Hi, Shirley, hope u get this, have no idea what I’m doing, soooo confused. Love this certainly agree, that sick man keeps putting his foot in his mouth every time he opens it!! Just hope the people that put him there finally open their eyes in the fall and get him out!! We are doing fine, getting bored , but know we have to stay safe, hope all is well with u and Jeri, our best to u both!!!

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  18. American here- This article is an excellent description of a sociopath… essentially an infant- aware only of “I want”. Trump is a sociopath, independently diagnosed, multiple times, decades ago.

    He did not win the election- Hillary won by millions of votes. But Trump has the backing of mega-corporations which have transformed the obscene amounts of money they generate into worldwide power. Trump is not the first puppet the reich-wing has installed in the White House.

    But because the people are at last beginning to wake up to the fact that the life support system of the planet is collapsing, the mega corporations needed a better distraction to divert attention away from their rape of the planet. Enter Orange Adolph.

    It worked. Everyone is focused on what a horrible person Trump is, while the corporations go right on destroying life on this planet.

    There is only one way to stop this- we have to STOP BUYING FROM CORPORATIONS.

    We have a choice now; live with the chaos of re-learning how to be real communities that rely on each other, or die in the chaos of the end of life on Earth.

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  19. Good little piece,clever and cogent. But it is futile and a tired exercise to ‘analyze’ this primitive character. Fro, day one I knew that even criticizing trmp was to ‘normal;ize’ him. For that means you accept him in his position, because you have expectations of him. I do not, and never have accept him because iw ould never have expectations of trmp as ‘the president’. The problem is and was always the scumbags who put and keep this impostor in our lives 24/7. trmp is all but irrelevant compared to them.

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  20. The problem was this: we had NO choice! Many of us thought that Hillary was FAR FAR WORSE than Trump! This time the other side is pretty low as well, but not criminal, not frightening, not evil.

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  21. I’ve lived in the US for 20 years now, having moved here from Canada, Yikes! ..I too thought it was a 33-67 split..& the 33 live under rocks & in swamps, most of the time, thankfully. Unfortunately, they have come out & it seems there are more than 33%. We will see in November how much more but I am very afraid, distraught actually, of what the result will be..

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  22. As an American I am embarrassed by who represents us to the world. I hope we are smart enough to remove him this fall. Joe Biden is not the ideal candidate but I believe a step in the right direction. I can not imagine or stomach 4 more years of this chaos. Voting third party will only waste your vote. We need to remove the current President to regain our dignity.

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    1. To the enlightened Americans who far outnumber the supporters of Trump: You all have my heartfelt support, and let’s us not forget that we British have our fair share of embarrassment, with the likes of Nigel Farrage hurling disgraceful and petty insults at European leaders and politicians, supposedly as a spokesperson for the United Kingdom as a whole, when only a significant minority of the British public are narrow minded enough to endorse the xenophobic ideas which the likes of him represent. I see the embarrassed plight of sensible American people in being ruled by a man like Donald Trump as a parallel to this, so please don’t be too hasty to hang your heads in shame. You didn’t vote for him, any more than we asked Nigel Farrage to bring shame on us in the European parliament.

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  23. From most of us in America….Spot On! We are desperate to rid ourselves of this scurge and only hope the rest of the world will forgive us for allowing this to happen. It is a terrifying example of what happens when people become apathetic and lazy. Thanks for the great article. I will enjoy sharing it!

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  24. The hardest thing for this American to accept are the millions who support him. Am I capable of unasked-for forgiving on this scale? No.

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  25. Been going on long enough for s …t sake The world has enough of this s ..t incompetent and childish trying to be another Adolf. Lol lol
    America pleaaaaase wake up ,before it is too late.

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  26. I’m British, and have had this discussion many times over the last few years, and like many of you, are in total disbelief of how Trump is disgracing the office of President. I also point out that in the UK, we have similar leadership problems. Boris is devious, but not as blatant as Trump. Most people respond favourably, I presume blue voters, (In the UK, Democrats would be red, Republicans blue), but when a Trump supporter interjected, they always get very personal, and tell me to keep my nose out of America’s business, and people from the UK are all geeks, nerds and weak, tell that to Tyson Fury, lol.
    Isn’t that the way Trump would react, rather than attempt an intelligent debate? Whatever happens in November, surely Biden has to be a better option than Trump, and help restore some dignity to America’s standing on the world’s stage.

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  27. I did not vote for Trump or Clinton in 2016, therefore, I don’t feel responsible for this immoral charade and our ugly political division…no man on earth can live up to the standards of this British asshole who spends his article playing the Gotcha game. Those of us who live in California are well aware of the results of mail-in and ballot harvesting in California that violate our Constitution. We now know that “28 million mail-in ballots” went missing in the last three elections, so what Pelosi and these Socialists in office are trying to do is make it impossible for any Republican anywhere to ever again win an election…in other words, the Democrats want a one-party system like Russia and Cuba …but my vote in November will be for the candidate that has done the most to reduce black prison confinement, the candidate more interested in helping the poor, the unemployed, and which candidate has generated the greatest stock market in history and lower taxes, not the candidate that has the most clever hate speech or the most demeaning rhetoric. The presidency is about more than “wit, warmth, charm, and humor” their job is to govern, not entertain us! Otherwise Mark Twain would have become an American president…

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  28. He was not elected by the American people, but placed in office by the electoral college, such as was Bush. People should not believe we are a democracy, when their votes don’t even put the top man in the House, happening twice now in this century. The electoral college has to go, and until this is fixed, I will continue to stop anyone who calls the NUSA, N meaning non-, a democracy when it isn’t.

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