Someone asked "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?"

  
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Someone asked "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?"

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The Bitchy Pundit


February 16 · 




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."











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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    3 months ago

This is the 'president' in a nutshell.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    3 months ago

Not many people like the turd.  Mostly his supporters and no one else.  

 
 
 
JBB
3  JBB    3 months ago

What is there to like?

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @3    3 months ago

Truly absolutely nothing.  

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  JBB @3    3 months ago
What is there to like?

If you're a person who harbors hate towards the government and have a general disdain for anyone in a position of power because you have a pitifully poor education and the civics you think you know came from the other drop outs you hang out with and drink beer at the trailer park, then Donald Trump is a smorgasbord of delicious. He's stupid, just like them. He's a sexist pig, just like them. He thinks he knows better than all those who have actual experience and education as if his "gut" is equivalent, just like them. He wants to tear down the government because its not kissing his ass enough, just like them. He wants to keep America white and Christian, just like them. Trump embodies everything the poorly educated out of work white supremacist choreographed wrestling fan could ever want.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
4  Ed-NavDoc    3 months ago

He's not a progressive liberal Democrat. That just explains everything right there. While I do agree with some of your assessments, you keep saying "we". Does that mean you presume to speak for all Americans?

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @4    3 months ago

'He's not a progressive liberal Democrat. That just explains everything right there.'  That explains diddly squat.  

Who are you asking about 'we'?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
4.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    3 months ago

My apologies. I was referring to the article above and I mistakenly attributed it you. My bad, again my apologies.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @4    3 months ago

A Brit describes Donald Trump as having "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", and you come away with "He's not a progressive liberal Democrat". Okay, fair enough. I would agree that many progressives and liberals have class, charm, coolness, credibility, compassion, wit, warmth, wisdom, subtlety, sensitivity, humility, honor, grace and are self-aware. They are the complete opposite the laughable man-baby buffoon playing at being President, and I think most Brit's recognize such.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5  Trout Giggles    3 months ago

"The Shakespeare of Shit"

I do love British humor

 
 
 
Tessylo
6  seeder  Tessylo    3 months ago

'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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