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To think the Americans have a cheek

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Thefishewife Tue 27-Sep-16 13:46:21

After watching the debate last night am I wrong in thinking the Americans have a cheek laughing at us for the Boris appointment when they are about to appoint president trump

I couldn't believe the things that came out not renting to balck people 🙁🙁🙁🙁 I think Boris looks positively satesmen like compared to a guy with a ducking cat on his head

And there are still people saying he nailed it 😳

DerekSprechenZeDick Tue 27-Sep-16 13:47:11

Boris and Donald are secret brothers. They look weirdly alike.

GladAllOver Tue 27-Sep-16 13:48:43

Well Boris is an American citizen. Perhaps they are related!

wasonthelist Tue 27-Sep-16 13:52:49

They have a cheek about a lot of things, some of them are still chippy about having been a colony.

They've also been paying my mortgage for the last 20 years off and on and despite stereotypes have mostly been much nicer employers than the UK outfits I've worked for - they are also (in the vast majority of cases) some of the most welcoming, friendly and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

LurkingHusband Tue 27-Sep-16 13:53:04

Well Boris is an American citizen

Unless he has to pay tax ...

(Worryingly, Boris could become president ... )

DiJiBiDi Tue 27-Sep-16 13:54:35

I wish Michelle Obama would run for goodness sake!!

His whole "let's make America great again" bull is getting on my last nerve, great again how?
By encouraging racism and racial division in a country that's already having tensions.

God I pray for the good American people being dragged into this mess with that orange moron!

FlyingElbows Tue 27-Sep-16 13:57:12

I resolutely refuse to believe that they're all like that. They can't be. They're not. They have sensible people. Who they are clearly currently, for some reason known best to themselves, keeping in a box out the back! Ok some of them are a bit "unique" but... Oh Jesus we're all fucked if that arsehole wins. When do they vote?

melibu84 Tue 27-Sep-16 13:58:40

I think I'd rather have Boris Johnson as the next president over Trump! :D

it astounds me that Trump is doing so well sad

LizzieMacQueen Tue 27-Sep-16 14:00:41

Trump or Clinton, it's like a badly written soap opera.

nursepearl Tue 27-Sep-16 14:04:19

Agree about Michelle Obama! I've thought the same. I just can't believe that we live in a world where Boris and Trump are listened to and some people actually like! WTF is happening??!

FeralBeryl Tue 27-Sep-16 14:06:11

Do you think they've learnt any lessons from us after seeing Brexit go through?
I'm genuinely terrified after finally reading up on it that he is pretty level with Hillers shock

temporarilyjerry Tue 27-Sep-16 14:11:02

Worryingly, Boris could become president ...

Better Boris than Trump.

Pettywoman Tue 27-Sep-16 14:11:22

Elizabeth Warren should run for president. She'd be great.

maddiemookins16mum Tue 27-Sep-16 14:22:58

I really can't imagine any American woman voting for Trump IF he said what he's accused of, there's something about him that slightly scares me, I just think he's slightly dangerous but can't explain why. That said, there are probably millions of American men who won't vote for him either (and sadly men might not gote for Hilary because she's female).

Xmaslover Tue 27-Sep-16 14:26:51

Our country is no better letting the Tories kill off the poor sick and disabled and actively encouraging hate crime and racism.

FeralBeryl Tue 27-Sep-16 14:27:48

I've just read s really interesting Michael Moore article about how Trump will win shock as although people hate Trump, the just don't like or trust Hilary enough to vote for her and will choose 'non runners' or spoil vote/not attend. The race is so tight it requires people to swallow their pride and vote for Hilary. It's genuinely scary - globally.

EatsShitAndLeaves Tue 27-Sep-16 14:27:52

After our Brexit vote I don't think us in the UK are in much of a position to point the finger at US politics TBH hmm

FeralBeryl Tue 27-Sep-16 14:29:31

Exactly! I just hope they looked at us and a lightbulb went off thoughwink

FeralBeryl Tue 27-Sep-16 14:29:50

Or on even blush

ZippyNeedsFeeding Tue 27-Sep-16 14:30:10

Boris Johnson was our karmic punishment for laughing at Bush and Trump.

Oysterbabe Tue 27-Sep-16 14:31:09

I'm pretty sure Trump will win and it's terrifying.

MaryWortleyMontagu Tue 27-Sep-16 14:31:34

I thought Boris renounced his US citizenship?

Amalfimamma Tue 27-Sep-16 14:31:44

I am prepared to be flamed (and possibily gassed) grin

Living in Italy and having both British and American friends laughing at me about Berlusconi I take a wierd, almost sadistic pleasure, in now being able to talk about Trump and Boris.

And to be honest. As a left winger feminist I'd actually prefer Trump to that sad excuse of a warmongerer who has laundered millions of dollars and frauded the DC votes Kilary............sad times for democracy and those, few remaining politicans who actually got into politics to make the world a better place.

CatNip2 Tue 27-Sep-16 14:38:23

I think the term "the Americans" is generalising just a little bit.

FeralBeryl Tue 27-Sep-16 14:39:56

That's really interesting Amalfi
I really don't know a great deal about it - terribly ignorant I admit.
I just see (amongst other things) the xenophobia and racial hatred that Brexit dragged out of many seemingly innocuous people, and dread to think what a Trump administration would do to the U.S

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