Hearts, Minds, and A**holes
by J. Kb
I caught an article about Donald Trump titled “Donald Trump: London mayor made ‘very rude statements’ about me.”
Apparently the newly elected Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said that Trump’s comments on Islam were “ignorant.”
Trump’s response was (and I’m not kidding here) “I’m not stupid” and then challenged the Mayor to compare IQ tests. Yes, Trump’s retort to the Mayor of London was what you would expect from a fat middle schooler facing a bully.
Prime Minister David Cameron called Trump’s statements on Muslims “divisive, stupid and wrong.”
Trump fired back at Cameron with “It looks like we’re not going to have a very good relationship. Who knows, I hope to have a good relationship with him but it sounds like he’s not willing to address the problem either.”
So I find it very disconcerting that Donald Trump would risk relations with the UK over what could be considered the pettiest of insults.
Obama has not endeared the US to the British after a series of gaffes. One would have hoped that our next president would be less of an ignoramus and try to repair our special relationship.
Trump, instead, has decided to make things worse, and he’s not even president yet. Why? Because he’s a narcissistic, childish, dunce. I don’t care how much money he made. He’s classless, and willing to risk America’s position on the world stage because he feels personally affronted.
So I commented on the article with “He’s not even elected yet and already souring foreign relations with one of our closest allies.”
What I got in return was a level of vitriol from Trump supporters that could dissolve steel.
I was told that I was a traitor and a terrorist supporter for defending Khan. I was called stupid, a troll, and told that I should kill myself.
For the record, I was not defending Khan. He has been friendly with Muslim extremists and terrorism apologists. He is a leading member of the Labour Party, which is suffering from a metastasized tumor of antisemitism.
But a good leader should respond to criticism with grace and dignity. Reagan and G.W. Bush were burned in effigy by Communists and Liberals respectively, and neither lost their poise and acted like petulant children.
But my favorite comment was this:
Wow. What a clear and rational justification to vote for Donald Trump. I have been completely convinced that he is head and shoulders above every other candidate for President since the beginning of the 2016 primaries.
Oh wait, no. That’s just the same insult and bulling tactic that Trump himself uses. Bobaloo really does aspire to be like Trump, using only “the best words” (what a fucking tragedy that clip is).
I don’t know what is worse, Trump or his supporters. What I can tell you is that they are making it harder and harder for me to ever come around on Trump, because I don’t want to associate myself with those assholes.
January 23, 2017
January 23, 2017