Donald Trump starts attacking Britain

(41 Posts)
PostTruthBreakdown Tue 22-Nov-16 18:35:21

First off he declares he wants Farage as a US ambassador (causing Farage to start kicking up a storm). Then he starts complaining about windfarms in Scotland. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38064664 and www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-38069605

2 words Mr Trump - and be grateful they are polite. Go. Away. We are not the 51st state of America yet.

I wonder if the Brexiters who complained about Obama's moderate comments as an unacceptable intervention will like Trump telling us what to do. Perhaps we can unite on something?

SunnySomer Tue 22-Nov-16 18:38:47

Hmmm. The Brexiter on PM this evening (okay, UKIPer), thought the government was cutting off its nose to spite its face by saying that we appointed our own diplomats. So perhaps he sees being dictated to as a positive?

PostTruthBreakdown Tue 22-Nov-16 18:39:00

It's not the main point about windfarms, but I've never understood this aesthetic objection to windmills anyway. They're beautiful pieces of art deco engineering, gathering the island winds from across the Atlantic reaches. Rather more attractive than the older mouldering heaps of stones which many people view as tourist attractions.

PostTruthBreakdown Tue 22-Nov-16 18:40:32

How can the same people who screamed about taking back control from rational Europe want to put the US's slave yoke around our necks???

amaravatti Tue 22-Nov-16 18:53:20

Agree with all above, thanks for posting.
Certainly puts us in danger for when he and Putin have their inevitable hissy fits and we've alienated most of Europe.
Airstrip one for the man who calls women 'it'

SunnySomer Tue 22-Nov-16 18:54:41

Because scary Europeans speak forrin? I don't know. I really don't get it. It's simultaneously terrifying and sort of funny. In an anxiety-inducing way.

MycatsaPirate Tue 22-Nov-16 19:12:24

He may have a point about the wind farms. It's windy enough here without making more wind :p

I think it's hilarious that Trump wants to dictate who represents us in his country. We actually have an Ambassador and the thought of Nige and Don being responsible for the two countries ongoing relations is pretty worrying.

I imagine all meetings would be taking place in Hooters.

NameChanger22 Tue 22-Nov-16 19:18:34

Trump and Farage. It's like buy one Hitler, get one free.

Peregrina Tue 22-Nov-16 19:22:48

Because scary Europeans speak forrin?

That's what it boils down to.

whatwouldrondo Tue 22-Nov-16 19:36:20

He wants to take back control......

Corcory Tue 22-Nov-16 20:27:50

Who said all leavers would be keen on this? As a leaver there is no way I am in favour of it at all. Can't stand Trump and as for Farage I'm ambivalent. The idea that any US president dictates to us who should be our ambassador to their country is simply not on and completely undiplomatic. Boris (a leaver remember) was right when he spoke in the HOC today. As for wind farms - well Trump is just sore coz he took the Scottish government to court to try and stop an off shore wind farm that can be seen from his golf course and he lost. Ha Ha up ours Trump!! I live in a hilly part of Scotland and we are surrounded by windfarms and I quite like them aesthetically. Scotland has also been entirely powered by wind on several days this year for the first time which I think is great.

ForalltheSaints Tue 22-Nov-16 20:53:13

Maybe we should start expressing our views to Trump on what he should do in the US- gun control for starters.

Corcory Tue 22-Nov-16 21:01:05

For - he wants more guns not less! He has stated that after several atrocities saying there wouldn't have been such a problem if everyone was armed!
Remember he doesn't believe in climate change either.

Cailleach1 Tue 22-Nov-16 21:17:02

Strangely, he didn't allow people to be armed at his rallies. Funny that.

Corcory Tue 22-Nov-16 23:19:39

Yes Cailleach - It's ok if your at college or at a night club though!!!

Mistigri Wed 23-Nov-16 04:45:54

Corcory Farage is on record as favouring a relaxation of gun controls in the UK.

Lokumotion Wed 23-Nov-16 05:15:45

Not a millimeter gap between Brexit, Trumpism and Le Pen. According to Trump and Le Pen.

It's very sad, but the entire world knows the UK government still has no feasible brexit plan and is desperate for trade deals with anyone. That's why Trump thinks the UK can be bullied and quite frankly he's right.

Not condoning it, obviously, but the UK has made its bed and now has to lie on it. Beggars can't be choosers....this is what being a little island in a big world looks like.

Peregrina Wed 23-Nov-16 06:21:23

this is what being a little island in a big world looks like.
And there will be a lot of countries which don't mind us having a taste of our own medicine.

PostTruthBreakdown Wed 23-Nov-16 07:47:30

Corcory it is great to see that there are some points (some?) people on both sides of the referendum can agree on. The extremes on both side are... well, extreme.

I have seen somewhere that India is perfectly willing to discuss trade deals - as long as it comes with loosened immigration controls. We'll hear more of that kind of 'negotiation' I imagine. Our trade deficit imo makes us very vulnerable, for all that some people seem to think it's a strength with Europe.

Spudlet Wed 23-Nov-16 07:56:45

^So this is how it feels to be lonely
This is how it feels to be small
This is how it feels when your word means nothing at all...^

Perhaps the new national anthem?

Corcory Wed 23-Nov-16 11:50:31

Loku - Trump and Le Pen can say all they like about Brexit but it doesn't make it true.

Trump has tried his bullying tack ticks with Scotland, threatening to take away his proposed development of a hotel etc. at his Aberdeenshire golf course if they agreed to an off shore wind farm opposite. He took the Scottish government to the high court and lost. He is notorious for trying bullying of the 'little man' and has tried it with his neighbours in Scotland.

Why on earth would the UK government sacrum to his tack ticks. As was seen yesterday Boris was having none of it.

squishysquirmy Wed 23-Nov-16 11:56:51

I heard a discussion on the radio, where it was implied that the UK government might have given in to his demand for Farage to be ambassador, if he'd asked it privately. By tweeting it he put them in the position where they had to refuse.

Corcory Wed 23-Nov-16 12:06:28

Squishy - The conservative hate Farage and I think will do everything they can to dissociate themselves from him.
Also I know nothing of Farage's thoughts on relaxing gun controls here but I very much doubt he would get anywhere at all with that in the UK. We have a very different idea of the rules for the use of guns and our culture is very different from the USA in that regard.

birdybirdywoofwoof Wed 23-Nov-16 13:08:25

I heard a discussion on the radio, where it was implied that the UK government might have given in to his demand for Farage to be ambassador, if he'd asked it privately. By tweeting it he put them in the position where they had to refuse.

I think that's rubbish. Regardless of Farage's character (he's a twat) ambassadors aren't appointed like that, plus even more importantly, there's no vacancy...

Corcory Wed 23-Nov-16 19:47:27

birdy - couldn't agree more.

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