Why the British Don’t Like Trump

What the British think of Donald Trump.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Bon Shepherd posted this explanation of why the British don’t like Trump: character counts.

Someone on Quora 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…

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10 thoughts on “Why the British Don’t Like Trump

  1. Sorry. The British. Right. They have their own problems – maybe not as bad as ours, but all their stiff upper lips can’t fix Brexit. I’m not saying they should like DT – heaven forbid – but it is a bit disingenuous of them.

    Some of their cartoons – and there was a baby DT blimp – are enviable. Unfortunately, their opinion matters not one whit to our current administration. Wish it did.

      • Lovely.

        I feel bad for the Russians – and the Chinese. Communism and mind-control are not ways of living. They work so hard – to produce something symbolic, like getting a satellite into orbit, but it takes everything they have.

      • In Russia, most of the people know that Putin controls what the media reports. In China, most of the people know that the state-owned media self-censors or second guesses what the CCP would approve and not approve. There is no reason to feel bad for people that know what’s going on. In China, I know that most if not all of the people will think the opposite is the truth when the state-owned media reports about a hot button issue.

        But it is logical to feel sorry for the deplorable fools that support MAGA man because they accept his lies and their hate and anger grows against the rest of us since MAGA man repeatedly blames the rest of us for anything that goes wrong.

        In MAGA man’s America, the people that do not support DT, don’t know what to believe anymore. We are drowning in repeated, deliberate lies, misinformation, and conspiracy theories with no evidence to support them.

        Use that energy to feel sorry for us.

      • I don’t think those of us who do NOT support DT have any illusions about his lies. EVERYTHING coming out of his mouth is an opportunistic lie.

        He is using the powers of his office – with someone telling him how – to do everything against anything Obama did. He fires so many people, it’s hard to know who the human power behind the throne is, though the source of the money is clear.

        And his supporters started by accepting his lies because he told them he would fix everything IN THEIR FAVOR. Now they’re stuck, most of them without the capacity to look for truth. They must think we’re as venal as they are, even as THEIR children are dying from lack of healthcare. Which hamstrings US, because we do care about their children getting healthcare.

        If you hear lies often enough, the majority of people with no analysis capabilities will believe them. The solution is education – which is being gutted as we speak. Teaching to the test also cleverly sucks up time that should be used in learning to think.

  2. I HAVE to believe there are more of us than of them, even if you count the ones they have brainwashed or cowed.

    It is impossible to run a society (ask the Soviets) if more than about 10% are corrupt and criminal. They overwhelm any good in the system, and produce nothing. IMNVHO

    • Putin is running Russia with horrible levels of corruption and criminal activity and he has been getting away with it for years. For instance, I read that Russia is a magnet for human sex trafficking where young girls and some boys are trafficked into Russia at about 1-million a year compared to about 17k in the U.S. and Putin’s government does nothing.

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