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.
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.

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

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

  1. Dead on Nate. I hold close the faith that almost half of our great country has just temporarily lost their collective mind. They could not possibly support a PATHOLOGICAL liar who is so cruel, so crass, so…..EVERYTHING!! And to mention the economy in the face of this evil, must surely be akin to selling your soul to the devil!
    Keep your money, your jobs, and I will keep my soul. This is how over half of us in this country feel everyday. Its like a never ending nightmare from which we cannot wake.

    1. I think that Nate is articulate and is calling it as he sees it… which is unfortunate that I see those truths too. I’m not going to spend a lot of my energy on the negative actions or reactions of another. But the big thing I notice and want to point out is how everyone has their own opinion which is just that. I’ve seen name calling, derogatory comments and natural defense of one’s opinions by brilliant people. I also sense the wounded ego and need to be right. I have really awesome friends who see Mr. Donald as a great leader and yes they are my friends – I won’t divorce them because they see something differently than me. That’s all I have to say! P.S. I adore British Humor 🙂

      1. Another right of privilege – POC don’t really have that option, when our “friends” opted for trump they opted out of our lives. this is not a matter of simple politics, this is a matter or ideology, of what will be allowed. And they thought nothing of it.

      2. Another right of privilege. For many POC when our wondefulr “friends” opted for trump, they opted out of our lives. this isn’t politics, this is a core belief system that left unchecked gets people killed. Sadly, I’ve had to “divorce some friends and even my church and… it’s not about whether there are other opinions, it’s not about free speech, or any of the “conversations” that should or should not happen. this is a matter of life – or death.

      3. They just don’t see something differently. Their values must agree with his, somehow. I don’t need friends that are like that or are ok with the horrendous things he’s done.

      4. See something different? More like they are accepting of his horrendous behavior, his disgusting views on humans, he’s just a garbage can of filth and they support him. Mind boggling. Don’t need friends like that.

      5. “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend.” Thomas Jefferson

      6. I turned away from anyone that voted for Trump. Because he mocked the Blacks, the Mexicans, the Disabled, Women, hell the man doesn’t like a dog.

        Anyone that watched any of his vile rallys and thought “This is a man I can get behind” was not someone I wanted to hang around any longer 🙁

      7. I understand the support for his policies, but you can’t ignore the overwhelming evidence that he is the wrong man to be put in charge. He is ignorant, incompetent, and by definition a sociopath. He is a great conman and master of the media. He has no class and doesn’t know that it’s something that money can’t buy. At age 61 I’ve never been as worried about our national security and the constitution and rule of law like I am now

      8. Unfortunately, Nate’s “opinion,” as you call it, about this Oval Office occupant is based on primary sources: what we all see, hear, and read on a daily basis. It’s not really “calling it as he sees it;” It’s calling it as it IS.

      9. You have friends who see Trump as a great leader despite daily evidence to the contrary. He clearly is not great. He does not lead. He is an unrepentant liar and a bully. Fact check if you and your friends have any doubts. His own party doubts his competency but they fear loss of votes if they defy him. His presidency is an anomaly without precedent. How are you friends with so much ignorance and denial?

      10. Would you keep those friends if they had just one of those qualities? Perhaps the one of groping women? Groping his daughter in public? Repeatedly referring to his lust for his daughter? How about his lust for underage girls? Would you keep such a friend? How about support for other paedophiles? How about a habit of refusing to pay for things, causing one’s business to fail? Is that ok to keep such a friend?

      11. Sorry, but your attempt at open mindedness reflects an inability to recognize something profoundly wrong in anyone who ever supported the US president, especially those who continue to do so. Your mistake is akin to mistaking a cylinder of MAPP gas for a beef tenderloin, putting it in the oven at 425 degrees and expecting and nice dinner.

      12. “Mr. Donald” above all else, is a con man. His business associates have said this. He has conned many intelligent people into believing he is a “Great Leader.” Forgive your friends, Debee, for being swept up by his fake charm and flawless guile, but it is your duty to do all you can to turn them away from their acceptance of it. A true friend could do nothing less.

    2. Thank you dear lady for your honesty-“where else can one turn but to God when all of life seems frozen in a perpetual winter”? I love this sentiment and must joyously give the attribution to writer Philip Yancey.

    3. WOW what a great op-ed! Nate White, I tip my hat.
      Can’t resist sharing my poem to Donald Trump. I wrote this in 2016, months before Trump was “elected” by the Electoral College. Goes like this:

      May 30, 2016

      Trumpty Dumpty built a big wall
      And Trumpty Dumpty’s bluster and gall
      has uptight white ladies and angry white men
      feeling entitled and special again
      Endorsed by the likes of the Koo-Kluckin’ Klan
      with David Duke one of Trump’s better-known fans
      Where Mexicans, Muslims and black folks get blamed
      and poor folks and gay folks ridiculed and shamed
      and women are targeted, atheists too,
      by those who think white male privilege their due
      or whatever their claim to what lies beyond reach
      of most of us suckers to whom they might preach
      What never occurs to these ignorant fools-
      they’re outnumbered by us! And majority rules!
      So those for whom hate is the #1 sport
      Their hate list is long but their logic falls short
      The witch hunts, the blame game, just more of the same
      from the pampered and privileged and self-ordained
      He’s full of himself and he thinks he’s all that
      just an overgrown, bellicose, self-absorbed brat
      ‘Cause Trumpty Dumpty’s grandiose wall
      is nothing but huffing and puffing, is all—
      No matter the corporate spin version, y’all
      The higher he builds it, the harder he’ll fall

      – Doro Reeves

    4. I love British humour. Well-written and witty. This is a silly song, but thought of it as I read your piece.

      “You’re a mean one, Mr.Grinch (Trump)

      You’re a mean one, Mr Trump
      You really are a heel
      You’re as cuddly as a cactus
      You’re as charming as an eel
      Mr. trump!
      You’re a bad banana
      With a greasy black peel!

      You’re a monster, Mr.Trump!
      Your heart’s an empty hole
      Your brain is full of spiders
      You’ve got garlic in your soul
      Mr. Trump!
      I wouldn’t touch you
      With a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole!

      You’re a vile one, Mr. Trump!
      You have termites in your smile
      You have all the tender sweetness
      Of a seasick crocodile
      Given the choice between the two of you
      I’d take the seasick crocodile!

      You’re a foul one, Mr. Trump!
      You’re a nasty, wasty skunk!
      Your heart is full of unwashed socks
      Your soul is full of gunk
      Mr. Trump!
      The three words that best describe you
      Are as follows, and I quote
      “Stink, stank, stunk!”

      You’re a rotter, Mr. Trump!
      You’re the king of sinful sots!
      Your heart’s a dead tomato
      Splotched with moldy, purple spots
      Your soul is an apalling dump-heap
      Overflowing with the most disgraceful
      Assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable
      Mangled-up in tangled-up knots!

      You nauseate me, Mr.Trump!
      With a nauseous super naus!
      You’re a crooked jerky jockey
      And you drive a crooked hoss
      You’re a three-decker sauerkraut
      And toadstool sandwich
      With arsenic sauce!

      1. This GRINCH SONG is priceless — bravo! To Michael, the original writer- OMG so right in every way. I am an American (rather, a United Statesan) and internally weep to think of the vast numbers of Americans who seem to think this toad is an A-OK guy. I guess we have to take it; we’re overrun with so many evil & moronic citizens. I feel like I’m in a Biff universe, or every sci-fi movie where the government has become big-brother like, soulless, bland-evil (a circumstance we currently find ourselves in plus a healthy helping of grossness and stupidity), and a plucky group of rebels saves the day. I hope our plucky rebels will have the same luck.

    5. You have just pointed out how God feels, we kill His most innocent with abortion, we support what His word calls an abomination, homosexuality, we do a thing called mercy killing, euthanasia, we ignore His word, if you wont forgive you won’t be forgiven when the ignorant liberals spout hate for God chosen Donald Trump, and we believe it to be a fact that stopping the killing of God’s most innocent will affect a woman’s health. Jesus warned us we are living in Satan’s kingdom and Satan would steal our soul anyway he can! You can hate God for putting Trump in the White House, but Hell is an eternity, not a hundred year streak. I know you don’t believe me, however look up a prophet named Kim Clement from 2007 where God spoke through him and said HE (GOD) was going to make Trump HIS trumpet and put him in the White House.

      1. God on high did not Put Donald J Drumpf into the Oval Office ..Free will in the people who conflate Jesus and Satan you cannot tell the difference between Jesus of Nazareth and Trump voters…The evil spirit allows GOP to see Trump as an honorable man..When we have words to describe good people ..Trump does not meet any of that criteria…honest truthful kind open fair empathetic…I would be happy if Trump could manage any one of these..The Devil or Evil one is a Liar..Just mull that over..Evil is Responsible for the election of these like minded corrupt men..all the levers are manned by GOP and their unholy ambitions…mans weakness of character has placed us included This is a test for/of my character up my life watching Trump i want none of his ways and internal life .I can do something positive for someone else today w out telling everyone..Peace be w you..

      2. God Bless America for putting such a paragon of Biblical values in the White House. I’m so proud of our Christian brothers and sisters for striking such a fierce blow against godlessness in the 2016 election.

        May all our Christian children grow to follow Trump’s moral example. To philander without shame, to cheat without remorse, to assault and bully without restraint, to hoard vast wealth, to spurn philanthropy, to denigrate difference, mock the weak, and rally around hate – these are surely the characteristics Jesus seeks for future generations of his followers.

        Where the Romans and the Communists and the Muslims have all failed to destroy Christianity, the American Christian Right is is succeeding by willingly sacrificing every shred of value and morality in their sycophantic support of the inhuman Donald Trump.

      3. Listen, i you think for one second that Trump has any thoughts of God, has never had a mistress have an abortion or read a single bible passage, you are sorely mistaken.

        Further, think on it this way, Trump was Gods test. You all failed.

        Kim Clement looks like another grifter.

      4. Micheal, if your god, the god of love, has to resort to a man who cannot be more contrary to love to spread his influence and “love”, there is something seriously wrong with either your allmighty god or with the leader of your religion. I am convinced the evangelical church using the antithesis of everything that god supposedly stands for as their leader, or as you say, god chose trump, I would say that the evangelical church chose trump as a perfect candidate for them to obtain more power, influence and wealth to spread their message of misogyny, bigotry and racial hate. This has nothing to do with religion and all to do with peoples persuit of power, greed and wealth, like the churches have been doing since inception.

      5. Beware the false prophets. Beware the hypocrites and those who stand on the Head of God. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone. Judge not lest ye be judged. I am more than nauseated by the self-righteous who call out the “sins” of others while standing as old dead men’s tombs.

      6. Have you all learned your lesson? Trump is what you get if you don’t vote. Make it a paper ballot in 2020. Maybe that will foil Putin’s hackers. Regards, The Universe, your Mother, your elementary school teachers, your therapist, your child and your grandparents.

      7. WHO has authorized YOU to speak on behalf of GOD???? You, sir, are a heretic. A blasphemer. Take that from an ordained theologian, a seminary graduate. You piss and sh** on the face of God & Christ, Your self-righteous holier-than-thou is an affront to true FAITH, which you DO NOT POSSESS.

      8. The bible actually refers to a fetus as some that can be cast away but the phrase breath of life is used frequently. You refer to the old testament to bash gays, but eat pork, wear mixes clothing and touch your wife while she is menstruating. All big no-nos. And then there is the abomination of left handedness. Cherry pick that bible.

      9. What planet do you live on. Are you making a joke? You actually think he was chosen by God.?

    6. Please keep in mind, after WWI and the shambles in which the Treaty Of Versaillers placed the German economy, many otherwise good people looked the other way in the face of the atrocities committed by Hitler, et al, because the German economy was on a roll! Many got to live in nice homes, forcefully vacated by Jewish families, and the German mark began to soar. So yes, good economies can make people sell their souls, most unfortunately! 😞

    7. Slightly off comment, but for the G7 Summit world leaders refuse invitation to stay at Trump property….rumors abound that bugs dance in the beds, but plenty of parking for Lincolns and Jags.

    8. Who the fuk is this damn Britt??? Would love to meet this guy on the street.I would love to buy him a spott of tea n biscuits.

    9. I have to weep when I think of Hillery Clinton having to apologize for calling trump base “pathetic”. But trump can call folks any names his ugly mind can think of. he can ridicule others degrade whole groups of folks, lie about and liable whoever he feels threatened by. I have yet to hear him forced to apologize to anyone for all the hateful lies he has spread around. How fair is that??

    10. Well said! When the announcement came that he had been elected, I cried! And then told my husband I wanted to move to Canada. I shudder wondering what stupid thing he will say or do next. Grrrrr

  2. Trump is a despicable piece of shit no doubt, but don’t you guys have your own version (Boris Johnson)? Also since when do Brit’s side with the underdog? Do I need to mention Hong Kong and heaven forbid mention India? Get off your high horse and take care of your home first.

      1. I admire your point.
        Can we truly say that the British and the French are not at root of the destruction and oppression of Africa and NIGERIA in particular?

    1. You obviously don’t know that Boris Johnson was never voted in to this powerful position by the population, the party had to replace Teresa May , so they put a clown in for comic relief.

    2. Criticizing Trump is not equivalent to being on a high horse, it is merely stating the obvious. What other way is there to characterize him? He is in public office and therefore subject to public scrutiny — any public. Part of his job as a public figure is to conduct himself in a manner appropriate to his position. Sadly, he is completely incapable of doing that, but in accepting the office, he accepted the public’s right to judge his performance.

    3. I always find that when truth is spoken, those that respond with a “oh yea well you have the same problem” kind of statement…. the statement is their opinion, why get so upset and attach the option… maybe they hit a nerve, a nerve of truth. How can anyone think this president is a honorable, trustworthy guy. When all he does is vomit lies and bully people.

    4. We do, 63 million voted for Trump which meant your broken system allowed him into office. Meanwhile 100k only was enough for our broken system to allow Boris The Berk in. So there is little evidence any significant number of us like or agree with him. None of us were alive for India and I’ve never met anyone who does not think Hong Kong is a travesty we (the people) were unable to prevent. This piece is about obnoxious people holding power and highlight evidence Trump is is still very popular and supported by significant numbers. Boris is not.

      1. “None of us were alive for India” my ass; India only got its independence in 1947. There are PLENTY of Brits who were alive for India. Further, don’t try to act like the effects of colonial oppression just magically stop with independence. Great Britain – specifically England – has left a global legacy of oppression, terror, and hatred. Don’t try to act like your hands are clean.

      2. “None of us were alive for India” my ass. Indian independence only happened in 1947. There are plenty of English who were alive for it, and who actively benefited from it. Further, you know good and well that the effects of English oppression don’t magically disappear at independence. England carries a global legacy of hate, oppression, terror, and murder, and you don’t get to pretend that’s all magically gone now.

    5. The fact that there are British idiots or British nasties does not make Trump any better or the article any less “spot on” .

      1. Any time a Trump supporter “whatabouts” a comment, it means he/she cannot defend Trump. Every time.

      2. Yes, we Canadians have our idiots too. Everyone does, but we don’t put them in charge of anything important. It’s likely that the proportion of idiots is pretty constant country by country—with the possible exception of America. But maybe including America. It just looks to the rest of us like there are more idiots there because of an electoral system that is broken. It would have to be broken to elect the preening narcissist Rump the Grump to the post of president. What other explanation could there be? It will be an interesting day when a Rumper presents reasonably stated, fact-based arguments for supporting the imbecile.

        Flight attendant: “Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for choosing United for your flight today.
        We have a choice of pilots. One is a trained pilot with ten years of flying experience and a degree in mechanical engineering. The other is a deplorable, narcissistic, failed businessman who has lost most of his numerous court cases, has no education, can barely read and has a nasty tic: he echoes everything he says two, sometimes three times over. He has no flight training and has never been inside the cockpit of an aircraft.”

        With a show of hands, please indicate your choice of pilot.

        Oh look, America has chosen the illiterate, inexperienced narcissist. Have a nice trip.”

        You’ve only yourselves to blame, or, as we say in Québec: TABARNAK! (figure it out)

    6. Ronnie: get over the return- finger pointing – you’re just like trump when you do that. What this guy said is the truth, the whole truth, the sad, sad, truth. trump is everything he said, and sadly so much more horrid stuff.

  3. Yeah, let’s start with North Korea. Trump’s affair with Kim boosts Kim’s legitimacy and makes him stronger. Please let us know when Kim gives up NK nukes.

    The uge crowds are a reminder of human frailties and that democracy must be vigilant.

    The unemployment rate is lower.

    Why are you ok with the erosion of your liberty? Why are you ok with a person who clearly admires power for the sake of power? Why are you ok with a leader who discards allies (and is building US military is SA to fight Iran – what crap did you just swallow about mid east wars? ) Why are you ok being a sheep?

  4. Will vote for anyone opposing him but then I didn’t vote for him the first time. Elect a clown, you get the circus

  5. I dont know what is” Better ” about the British but I do know there is honesty, patriotism, faith, and caring in our elected President. which many appear to lack. in political and some foreign circles. A man who will not take his pay check for being President but donate to other needy sources is NOT BAD!~ and a man that constantly puts up with idiot complaints (,such as Skiff) disrespect( such as Pelosi and Schumer) is NOT BAD) I PRAY for them and all the grief they have caused with their Meanness. What goes around will COME around and I hope I am here to see it!!! REMEMBER this , what they are attempting is going to hurt YOUR FAMILY!!

    1. Honest? Caring, about money. Christian?? If you think that you really need to read the new testament. Other than being supposedly Pro Life he follows none of the lessons of Jesus.

    2. Honesty, patriotism, fath and caring…lady our president has none of these!!! Did you not even read this post?! His yearly golf outings cost the taxpayers at least 10 times as much as his yearly salary. I don’t know if you are trying to passive aggressively be a bitch or if you’re really that stupid!! If you can’t see that this man is ill-equipped to be potus it must be the latter!!

    3. He donates his paycheck to the U.S. gov’t while raking in the $$ promoting his hotels and golf courses to foreign dignitaries and political conferences. He is a walking disaster and I hope we can survive him.

    4. Patriot? Why didn’t he serve when called? He had one of dad’s doctors lie about his feet.
      Faith? He doesn’t know his Bible, he collected crosses because he knew it would impress people.
      He doesn’t take his paycheck YET spends 255 times his salary/paycheck (May 2019 calculations i believe) on golf. No President has spent as much on golf even adjusted for inflation. The kicker is, he plays on his courses, which requires that the Secret Service and the Press also has to spend money on his courses. He requires our armed forces to line his pockets by going miles out of the way to stay at his hotels, hotels with prices our service men cannot afford.

      I pray that God deliver our country from Trump. His inability to lead is going to get us killed. What Trump is doing is already hurting YOUR FAMILY, and, alas, my family. Can you not see he is scamming you? Do you hate non-whites you are blind?

      1. Edit: Missed the capital I and meant to write ‘Do you hate non-whites so much that you are blind to what he is doing?

    5. Caring? Is this the man trying to grandstand the grieving family of a murdered British child with the killer on National TV in a bizarre “reality show” at the Whitehouse? The man is a colossal swine, and deserves everything he will get….

    6. Wow, talking about honesty and president Trump in the same sentence is really a joke, yes? Maybe he is not taking money for his position but what about all the times he’s holding meetings and playing golf at mar el largo….the secret service, his staff et al are paying for their stay….and remind us who owns the resort? What about his properties in Ireland and Scotland where the aircrew etc stay…no he doesn’t take a pay check because he earns MORE through his resorts, which in essence he’s breaking the emoluments clause, so yes he deserves the complaints as he could quite easily use them pro bono, oh yeah what about his recent decision to hold the next G7 at another 1 of his resorts, honesty? Really?

    7. My god the man has been recorded as having stated well over 10,000 CONFIRMED lies and you state he is honest? Just because he spouts what you WANT to hear doesn’t make it true. He is a puppet master and you clearly have strings. Trump is not The Great and Powerful Oz. He’s the pathetic little old man behind the curtain.

    8. If we ever see his tax returns, it will be interesting to see whether he treats the presidential salary he donates back to the government is characterized as a charitable donation or as a business expense since it appears that his primary occupation is promoting his own business, while watching cable news and tweeting all day is just his side hustle.

    9. I’m afraid you’re seriously deluded or very uninformed.

      Honest – the man who paid for the silence of the porn star he bonked 4 months after the birth of his 5th child from his third wife? The man who is legally forbidden from running a charity in the State of New York because he was caught using charitable contributions for his personal use? The man that set up All County Building Supply and Maintenance as a shell company purely to dodge taxes? The man who evaded sales taxes on jewelry for his mistress then, when caught, avoided prosecution by ratting on his friends for doing the same thing?

      Faith? Donald Trump is the only fully atheistic, fully non-religious man to hold the office of president.

      Patriotism? The man who criticizes Gold Star parents? Name one case where he has defended the rights of someone who wasn’t supportive or loyal to HIM personally. Name one case where he has helped anyone who wasn’t in some way useful to him.

      People who are defined by who they like, do not like Donald Trump. People who are defined by who they hate (in your case, Liberals) like Donald Trump because you think he hates Liberals. But he doesn’t – he just hates whoever is against him and uses whoever can help or praise him. You think he likes rural white people because he’s sympathetic? He’s not – he LIKES rich and powerful people. Rural whites are just useful to him because he can manipulate them for his own gain.

      He is a narcissistic sociopath without any personal friends, who finds joy in nothing but winning and bullying other people. No other public figure (outside of famous criminals) lacks humanity more than Donald Trump.

      1. I am reminded of the Jonestown and Jim Jones, 1978. Drink the Kool Aid, folks. If it does not kill you now, it WILL kill your later. 😢

    10. Joan ,You are brainwashed , ignorant of the facts or just plain stupid! Have you ever heard of the emoluments clause? This man cares only about making money for himself. Ha does not give a damn about the american people . He is making money off of his presidency which is why the emoluments clause was put in place. How about his foreign policies? He kisses the asses of every autocrat around and DISRESPECTS HIS OWN INTELLIGENCE agencies! These men and women have put their lives on the line to-protect this nation’s national security. This dipshit president abandoned our allie in Syria which has resulted in the loss of life AND the frickin release of ISIS soldiers. Joan and all you other Trump supporters it is time to get your heads out of your asses because our democracy and national security is at stake!

  6. America’s shame, trump, the bigoted, mysogynist, ignorant racist, orange anus–sp perfectly described…

  7. How do people like him? He has charged our country to friends fighting politically….is your portfolio worth our country is today?

    1. They elected him shame on the Republicans too they are just as mean too Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi are doing there jobs. My day will come when Trumps family is impeached.

  8. The British aren’t bullies? Africa, China, India, Ireland, countless others? Do those ring a bell? Ever watch Peaky Blinders?

    That out of the way, fantastic article and you captured the essence of Trump in a way I have not seen done previously.

  9. You are SO RIGHT ON!! I do not believe he was ever “elected” legally. He was bought in and is causing our
    whole democracy to wither and die. Most people I know cannot figure out how he seems to have so much power
    since we have a Congress that we thought was supposed to make major decisions. I am so embarrassed right now to be an American. Many, many of us feel this way & hope the world does not think that we love Trump…he
    is despicable and I wake up each morning wishing he had died overnight!

  10. Right on! But I don’t think you realize how much we in America are suffering, and embarrassed that this idiot could be president! I did not vote for him, and I told everyone I knew not to vote for him, anyone but him! We’re really still nice, we’re still good Americans, but we’re suffering more than you know.

  11. Even simple asshole British opinions mean nothing, why do we, in the US have to read some leftist British assholes opinion over here, find something else to write about instead of shit you now nothing about

    1. My Politics are somewhere to the right of Atilla the Hun, yet I have to underline the fact that Trump is a lying, ill-educated (despite his family’s money) snide, insulting bully. I’m all for strength in leadership but there isn’t any – he sacks anyone who stands up to him and anyone who disagrees with him has some form of mental problem, according to him. He’s a dangerous joke.

  12. America, like most countries, has its repugnant underbelly. Our Conservatives have for decades “ginned up” the least educated, culturally ignorant of their base to the point where the Obamas are the villains and the Trumps heroes. Many Americans are dumbfounded at the Right Wing’s sheep mentality; they believe EVERYTHING Trump says. He claims repairing parts of our damaged border fencing is building his wall. They believe. He brags about rolling back regulations and they cheer, unaware that those rollbacks endanger their health and/or livelihoods. I could go on but suffice to say, the guy currently squatting in our White House has told 13,435 lies in 993 days. Politifact has a list of “All False statements involving Donald Trump”, it’s 13 pages long. YET THE UNDERBELLY QUESTIONS NOTHING. Thinking, compassionate, patriotic Americans are humiliated that this bloviating ignoramus Putin’d his way into the White House. For my part, if God forbid he is re-elected in 2020, do you have a room for rent?

  13. As an American, I am embarrassed for my country, but I am afraid you will have to be patient with us until we perform the hemorrhoidectomy.

  14. This is without a doubt the best description I have seen yet for this despicable man. He is definalety sucking up valuable air someone else could use.

  15. You do realize that basically the same comments were thrown toward Winston Churchill who literally saved the Brit’s ass during WW11 and prevented future Bris from growing up speaking German .. Look on the other side of the fence my friend; it’s called History!

    1. If you are comparing Trump to Churchill, you do not have a good grasp of history. One of the Axis leaders would provide a better comparison.

  16. I am very disappointed to of read such an accurate description of the president of the United States …

  17. I believe you do not understand the world today. We need someone like The Donald to shake up the
    corrupt world of politics. Nice people come last .
    the strong ones we do not like, but they take on the tough questions of the day & debate them. they do not follow the status quo. they make things happen when lesser leaders just do nothing. The world needs leaders who will stand up to the powerful entitled interest & ask why? Thus the DONALD got elected. there are many people who voted for him. stop crying & complaining & let things unfold.
    you maybe greatly surprised. & yes one gets to vote him out if they choose. lets see what happens
    it certainly will be entertaining. More fun then sports now.

    1. If you are comparing Trump to Churchill, you do not have a good grasp of history. One of the Axis leaders would provide a better comparison.

    2. W.Patrick Moroney,

      What exactly has he accomplished? I will tell you…He has accomplished being elected despite his bragging about getting away with grabbing women’s genitals because “he is famous”. He got elected despite the fact that he makes fun of a disabled journalist in front of his laughing supporters. Now that he has been in office for close to 2 years WHAT HAS HE ACCOMPLISHED? There is no wall. He separated immigrant children from their parents. He has managed to tell over 13,000 lies and still has the support of ignorant Americans. He basically states that he believes Putin over the his own intelligence community. The list goes on and on…He is a fraud , conman, sexual assailant, liar, narcissist, draft dodging, cruel human being and I hope that our country will survive his presidency.

  18. I’m an American and I have to say this is the best damned description of that guy I have EVER read!! I couldn’t have said it better if I tried…for weeks or months! This is absolutely brilliant and I hope to see more from Mr. White! Not to mention, the comparison to Mr. Obama is also right on! I miss that wonderful man and his family every single day!

  19. Maybe to answer your question, how do so many Americans not see the faults of Trump and support him regardless: because so many Americans either have similar faults and don’t realize or don’t care he has these faults. The latter of which is most troubling. Such folks have an insatiable need for a savior, legitimate or not. They want someone to care for them, in part, because they lived a life in which care-taking and care-receiving was not experienced, or emaciated at best. They are the ‘suckers’ at the carnival and willingly buy the snake oil. The sad thing is Trump doesn’t give a flying fnck about the needs of such people or that they are being had. He doesn’t care for the needs of any other American who doesn’t fit within his own hermetic agenda. And his agenda is is money-as-Viagra. He is completely in this for himself. And so when a portion of American citizens wants something from ‘Big Daddy’ and Big Daddy can only kick them in the crotch, repeat ad infinitum, you are witness to the archetypal f-d up relationship conundrum in the USA. I would guess this exists in the UK, too. Capacity for humor and capacity for care-given are mutually exclusive.
    Please send help!

  20. I would like to thank the Americans for “saving our British bacon” during two World Wars.Whoever is elected President or Prime Minister I respect. Voters, which include the people who have penned insulting remarks on this forum, have a choice yet most of them have not recognised this extremely simple explanation.

  21. Jabba the Hutt of privilege – a perfect phrase! 45 is awful, truly awful, and I am ashamed of him. The man is cruel and a constant liar. If you were writing a book, surely an editor somewhere would say that the character of 45 lacks any depth at all and is merely a caricature as written …. and this after the decency and respectability of Obama. That some pack his rallies and support his lies worries me enormously.

  22. It’s not just Trump. It’s all of it. Every single lie that has been told to us in every country. Let’s don’t even start about women. The true natives have waited long enough. It’s time to listen and learn from the true elect. They have never given in are surrendered. Thank goodness they are the bird tribe true and blue. They are the beautiful ones….. This is a mad mad world…

  23. As a history buff I look at the current situation in historical terms. What I see is a once-great power in decline. Trump is just the latest personification of our decline. I enjoyed the piece very much, at times you just have to laugh through the tears.

  24. A great piece. As a kid growing up somewhere in rural Africa, my utopia was America. If there is one thing America has done so well, is to promote and sell the country to the rest of the world successfully. Fast forward forty years later I find myself in a nightmare that I can’t seem to wake up from all because of one “man” living on Pennsylvania Avenue. Like the saying goes “ every nation deserves who they elect into office” Nothing new about this man, Americans knew all along who they were getting as the “leader” of the “free world” For now, I just want to wake up from this nightmare.

  25. Like Andrew Gillum said ” I’m not saying trump is racist, I’m just saying the racist think he is racist.” And that is why trump is president. No other reason. Not economics, not healthcare, not education and not employment.

  26. I agree with most of this, except for one thing: bullying. From my reading, the social structure of upper class British boys’ schools has been based on bullying for centuries.

    1. Thats why they became one of the strongest empires the world has seen… for a short time. When you have a world full of SJW and leemings like you people we are ripe for the slaughter.

  27. The wheels of justice grind slowly but surely. Trump is unraveling! If he were to get another four years , he might end up in the looney bin. Would there be anyone left to serve in his cabinet? As it is , many in the Congress are NOT seeking re-election. Caring—? Yes , he cares about himself. If he gives the appearance of caring , there is an ulterior motive. He came to the office with absolutely no credentials, no preparation whatsoever. He is a cutthroat businessman, make the deal, get what you want no matter the cost & he cost us plenty in his billions he lost when he went bankrupt & never paid a dime in taxes. We the working people have to make up for that ! Yes—a lot of people voted for him, those who feel disenfranchised, left behind, foreigners taking their jobs & jobs leaving the country. Trump told them whatever they wanted to hear to get their vote & it worked. How would you like the maintenance man taking out your appendix? Well that is what we are stuck with !! 😩. Thoroughly enjoyed Mr. White’s piece.

  28. Funny! Yet, not so funny… we colonials have to live with this dangerous buffoon and hope that we can get him out of office before it’s too late..(unless is already is…)

  29. WOW! Ok. Then obviously after reviewing this whole article and comments you as the writer as well as the followers with such expressions and firm opinions to the USA, know the resolution to our worldly problems!!! Well!!! What you got??! Bring it!!! All resolutions welcomed!! To note I may not like a lot of things around the world but to disrespect any leader at this level of writing I’ve read is unnecessary and useless with such a waste of thought process on what really needs to apply!!

  30. … I’m an American (born that way in early July 1941 in upstate New York) and every morning I wake up hoping against hope that I’ll hear my dear late mother yelling at me to get out of bed lest I’m late for school … again.

  31. President Trump isn’t the problem…the problem is the appearance of politicians (whatever party they hail from) appearing to have their constituents best intentions at heart and their backs.

    The US and other nations, have endured their share of poor leaders for some time…it’s stupid to think that he will take down the US single handily. The US has a much bigger issue…it’s when the pendulum swings to excess, either right or left, causing irrevocable damage in the process. This is a culmination of politicians forgetting that the US is and should be based on We the People, not We the Politicians.

    Trump is many of the things that we don’t want in our leaders…but when the alternate is so distasteful that he becomes our president, the underlying problem needs to be addressed thoughtfully.

    Being a politician is not about being politically correct…it’s about making sure We the People are governed well. Trump may not fit the image that many of us expect of a leader, but he is the president. Although the opposing party can’t accept that fact, it would do us well if we spent less time bashing him and more time creating a better outcome for us to vote for in a leader…one who is inspiring, leads with a purpose-driven vision for all and truly believes in governing based on We the People.

    Many of you will disagree with me, but we haven’t had a leader like that for sometime…the framers, for the most part, would be very disappointed in what politicians have become today.

  32. sorry, I actually voted for the mentally ill case that is trump. (primary). will never again. what a moron with a disgusting family of bottom feeders including the wife and anchor baby.

  33. Great article and great job. This is one American that agrees with you. My grandson was born in Cambridge, and has dual citizenship. I think his British side is his better side. Once again, thank you.

  34. As an American, and former New Yorker all too familiar with the Trump and his family, I am also often perplexed with his popularity with certain elements in the country. I have always known about Trump — ever since I became personally familiar with a case in which his real estate company in Queens refused to rent an apartment to a mixed race couple. The wife, who was white, went to the rental office to apply for the apartment. When the application was accepted, and she went back with her husband, who was black, to sign the lease and get the keys, they were told the apartment was no longer for available. I was around 13 when I heard that story.
    Unlike so many who flocked from all around the world to see it, I was never an admirer of the original “Trump Tower” on Fifth Avenue. I always thought it was an eye soar that violated the architectural character of the neighborhood — and those trees sticking out of the corners in the middle of the building look stupid. But if you read the story of how this building got to be there, it will tell you all about how Trump does not believe that neither the law, nor the rules of decency, apply to him. It is a lesson taught to him by the mayors of that city — from Abe Beam to Rudy Giuliani. Mr. Trump’s famous comment, “When you’re a celebrity, they let you grab them by the pussy,” can be applied to these mayors as well.
    The ability to run through red lights and cut through red tape to “get things done” is one of the things Trump’s admirers like about him. Unless, of course, you’re on the victim side of that transaction. Zoning laws exist for a reason, as most laws do. One of the stories that I’m familiar with is of a young couple who bought an apartment with a magnificent view of the Hudson River. Before making the purchase, they had asked the landlord, “What if somebody puts up a building to block our view?” Not to worry, they were told, the zoning laws won’t allow that to happen. But since the zoning laws don’t apply to Donald Trump, that is exactly what happened. After just one year of residence, the couple was forced to sell their apartment at a loss.
    Lastly, having a friend who is a judge who has done several depositions in cases involving Donald Trump, I am also familiar with Mr. Trump’s connections to the mob. Enough said.
    Besides Mr. Trump’s miseducation by the city’s mayors, here is another clue to understanding his popularity: the media has been infatuated with this man from the beginning. Particularly, the news media has followed him, not because he provides news, but because he provides entertainment, which is what American news mostly is now. To this day, every tweet is another chapter in the silly circus. He makes their work easy.
    When Mr. Trump was campaigning in 2016, every cable news show, even the progressive Rachel Maddow, interrupted their program to broadcast his rallies from beginning to end. They did that for no other presidential candidate, in spite of laws that compel them to give equal time to all the candidates. My protests to these companies to point out the racist comments that Trump made during those rallies fell on deaf ears. The media are now contorting themselves to figure out how to get rid of the monster they created.
    So that, to a large extent, explains Mr. Trump’s popularity in the States. Now, you Brits please explain how your queen can host this monster with all the ceremony reserved for a decent human being. Sure, she has to do what she is told, but would she have done the same thing if she had been told to host Adolf Hitler?

    1. In think to define President Trump one does not have to write an essay. In my opinion his fault is he is not CIVIL and does not have a dignified behavior fit for a human, what to talk of a president.

      Many Americans support him because some of his policies are right. He is right we should not have enormous trade deficits and outsourcing of jobs. That benefits special interests in U.S. who control the country. He is right a country must have control on its borders. He is right many of U.S. allies, in my opinion they are not allies, they are accomplices, do not contribute their fare share to common expeditions. He is right U.S. should not engage in 24/7 wars, it also benefits the special interests in U.S. where small people are losing their sons and daughters.

      Lastly, unfortunately President is not competent in Government affairs because he is rookie. Because of that he is not able to accomplish the right policies and we are left with an uncivil person.

      Sukhvarsh Jerath

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