Is Trump getting Funnier? On Brexit and May.

The Donald is visiting the UK and has had me in stitches a whole day. He’s clearly been having a chat with Nigel Farage about how to handle the Conservatives and has shown them up in spectacular fashion.

Theresa May, bless her, was of course in an impossible position. She undoubtedly loathes the Donald and yet had to try and woo him into that mythical trade deal that the Brexiteers have been promising the UK would get with the US if only they left the EU. So she put on a dress and ‘did her duty’ by raising the issue of a favourable trade deal with the guy who just launched a trade war against her.

The Donald must have been wearing a big grin at this clumsy attempt to suck up to him. He was only in the UK to add to his collection of photos with royalty. He probably likes the idea of ruling by divine right. And now the host is begging him for a special favor! If not a ‘yes’ to a deal, then could he at least give her a ‘Maybe’ when talking to the press?

The response was hilarious. He announced that Boris Johnson would make a great prime minister instead of Theresa, and he told the UK press that there was no point talking to Britain whilst it still had any other friends in Europe. No, only if Britain gave up all its allies and was completely at the mercy of the US, would he entertain the idea of a trade deal.

What a slap-down! It is like telling someone who invites you to dinner that someone else should own the house and they’ll only deal with you if you’re in the gutter on your own. If you believe that you’ll be taken more seriously if you have no friends left, you’ll believe anything, so it’s not even an attempt at being serious. It is purely dismissive, which is very funny in the midst of pomp and ceremony.

In some sense, of course, May and her government had it coming. The whole sycophantic ‘special relationship with the US’ story that the UK politicians have been running for decades shows such a lack of self-respect that it deserves this kind of slap down. When you behave like a slave, don’t be surprised if you’re kicked like a dog.

Poor Theresa though. The Germans and French in that regard are showing her how to deal with the Donald: you ridicule him and meanwhile ignore whatever he wants from you because you know that in the end, the US needs its allies at least as much as they need the US (and with Trump, the US is not going to find other allies, is it?). There is thus, for instance, no way that the Europeans will increase their defense budgets anytime soon, and they simply laugh at his claims. Have a look at how the German press reacts to the Donald:

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10 Responses to Is Trump getting Funnier? On Brexit and May.

  1. paul frijters says:

    it gets even funnier. After waking up from his slap-down of the Brits the night before, Trump gets an info session from the US ambassador as to what the Brits want to hear. He abandons the spiel that Nigel told him (total Brexit and Boris are good) and press-conferences what Theresa wants to hear: the relationship between the US and UK is the ‘highest level of special’ and a post-Brexit trade deal is ‘absolutely possible’.

    Headline news, the British government is officially pleased. Can one sink lower in self-respect? Stay tuned for more grovelling and a new put-down tomorrow! Monty Python couldn’t do it better.

  2. imperfection says:

    whats funnier is the left are completely in denial , here is a prediction islam will trump feminism, diversity and all the other isms in all those European countries in the future and the younger generation will pay the price

  3. Nicholas Gruen says:

    And Theresa is holding Donald’s hand.


  4. Peter WARWICK says:

    The man is straight from LOONEY TUNES.

  5. rog says:

    Maybe but the clip is Austrian news and it’s a play on words (egg scratching/testicle tickling). AFAIK nothing about trump, Putin or whatever.

    • paul frijters says:

      really? Ha! Thanks for alerting me. I have been fooled.
      Normally I would put up an alert at the end of the post, but considering the subject, it’s very apt that’s not really true, so I’ll let it stand.

  6. Peter WARWICK says:

    Its Trumps necktie that is causing all his mispokes, mispakes, mistakes etc

  7. rog says:

    I don’t know why you think Trump is funny and you providing what Trump would call “fake news” doesn’t go anywhere to satisfy my need.

    It appears that the anti Trumpsters think that to lampoon Trump is a sufficient political response. Apparently US polls don’t support this and “liberals” are going to have to do a lot more than just be glib.

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