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  1. 11 Jun '17 21:45
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/11/donald-trump-state-visit-to-britain-put-on-hold

    "Donald Trump's state visit to Britain put on hold:
    US president told Theresa May he did not want trip to go ahead if there were large-scale public protests."

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/11/trump-scared-uk-protest-us-president

    "So Trump’s too scared to come to the UK. Who says protest doesn’t work?
    If he can’t bomb it or tweet against it, the US president’s cupboard of responses seems bare.
    We may be denied a spectacle, then, but saved a distraction."
    --Hugh Muir

    "How might President Trump react to a world leader who, afraid for his image,
    perhaps afraid for himself, refused to fulfil a promise to visit a loyal ally.
    He might fire off a tweet: “RAN from critics. A gift for crooked MSM.
    TOTAL pathetic loser!”

    But he won’t, because the loser is him. He got to hold hands with Theresa May
    when she visited Washington, but alas, that may be the high point of his
    cuddle-fest with her, and with us – because Trump, it now appears, is
    not keen on making his proposed state visit to Britain any time soon."
  2. Subscriber mchill
    cryptogram
    11 Jun '17 22:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/11/donald-trump-state-visit-to-britain-put-on-hold

    "Donald Trump's state visit to Britain put on hold:
    US president told Theresa May he did not want trip to go ahead if there were large-scale public protests."

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/11/trump-scared-uk-protest-us-president

    "S ...[text shortened]... ump, it now appears, is
    not keen on making his proposed state visit to Britain any time soon."
    "How might President Trump react to a world leader who, afraid for his image,
    perhaps afraid for himself, refused to fulfil a promise to visit a loyal ally.



    Donald Trump is a spoiled, school yard bully, who knows he is in deep trouble. Trump demands loyalty from others, yet is loyal to no one but himself. Hopefully the legal process, or the next general election will do away with this sorry excuse for a leader.
  3. 11 Jun '17 22:48
    Originally posted by mchill
    "How might President Trump react to a world leader who, afraid for his image,
    perhaps afraid for himself, refused to fulfil a promise to visit a loyal ally.

    Donald Trump is a spoiled, school yard bully, who knows he is in deep trouble. Trump demands loyalty from others, yet is loyal to no one but himself. Hopefully the legal process, or the next general election will do away with this sorry excuse for a leader.
    "...[Donald Trump] is loyal to no one but himself."
    --Mchill

    That seems an exaggeration. Has Donald Trump shown any disloyalty to his children?
    Or his son-in-law Jared Kushner? Or, even outside his family, to Michael Flynn?
    Why has President Trump seemed eager to protect Michael Flynn after his fall from power?
  4. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    12 Jun '17 14:14
    Originally posted by mchill
    "How might President Trump react to a world leader who, afraid for his image,
    perhaps afraid for himself, refused to fulfil a promise to visit a loyal ally.



    Donald Trump is a spoiled, school yard bully, who knows he is in deep trouble. Trump demands loyalty from others, yet is loyal to no one but himself. Hopefully the legal process, or the next general election will do away with this sorry excuse for a leader.
    Be fair. Theresa May herself was also terrified to be seen by the English public and had to slink shiftily into empty factories, dodging protestors. If it's not safe for her why should the little man from America take the risk?
  5. 12 Jun '17 14:54
    If he does ever show up, I'm buying shares in U.K. tomato producers.
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Jun '17 17:45
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    If he does ever show up, I'm buying shares in U.K. tomato producers.
    Just make sure they are rotten.
  7. 13 Jun '17 20:54
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/12/trump-uk-state-visit-protests-london

    "Trump is scared Brits will be mean to him? Classic strongman fragility."

    "The president dodges his critics but flies headlong into his admirers. Guess what?
    It turns out that being surrounded by sycophantic devotees hanging on your every word
    is a trait that many of Trump’s friends also share.

    12 June is Russia Day, which Vladimir Putin celebrated this year by jailing Kremlin critic
    Alexei Navalny for organizing opposition marches across the country. Saudi Arabia,
    which has been severely criticized for curtailing the right to freedom of assembly, was
    lauded recently by the US president."

    "But the thing about strongmen is that their respect is always purchased by violence, corruption,
    and threats, and never through consent. This explains why the strongman is constantly
    afraid of losing the love of his people, though this is a love he never really had or deserves."