Monday, July 09, 2018

Trump "Wimps Out" & Will Mostly Avoid London In U.K. Visit

(Cartoon image is by Clay Jones at

Trump likes to brag about himself, and portray himself as brave. He's not. He's a think-skinned narcissist who cannot stand criticism. And during his trip to the United Kingdom this week, he will be avoiding London almost entirely to avoid the planned demonstrations by many thousands of British citizens.

Here is how The Guardian puts it:

Donald Trump will almost entirely avoid London during his four-day visit to the UK next week, Downing Street has said, unveiling an itinerary that is likely to prompt accusations he is trying to avoid planned protests against him. . . .

Trump, who is to meet Theresa May and the Queen among others before spending two days in Scotland, will only spend the night in London on Thursday, the day of his arrival, staying at the US ambassador’s official residence in Regent’s Park, Winfield House.

Before that he will attend a gala dinner at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, and the following day he will hold talks with the prime minister at her Chequers country retreat in Buckinghamshire. Both are places where protesters can be kept out of sight and earshot.

Later on the Friday he will meet the Queen at Windsor Castle before heading to Scotland for the weekend.

Details about what Trump will do in Scotland will be released next week, but No 10 has described the leg as “a private element of the official visit”. There is widespread speculation he will spend part of it playing golf. . . .

Activists have promised to stage protests against Trump throughout his visit, with an event planned in London next Friday expected to be the biggest.

While he is in the capital, a giant “Trump baby” balloon, caricaturing him as a nappy-wearing infant, will be flown in the sky over Westminster after the Greater London Authority (GLA) granted the creators permission. . . .

May invited Trump for a formal state visit after she met him in Washington shortly after his inauguration. However, such a visit, which is different to this working visit, has been delayed indefinitely, reportedly because the president did not want to be met by protests.


  1. Trump is the greatest president of our lifetimes.

    1. I will assume you are joking, because the alternative is too sad to comprehend.


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