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British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I’ve Read

British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I’ve Read

“Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote the following 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 mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility – for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman. But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is – his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.

Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers. And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults – he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface. Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront. Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul. And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist. Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that. He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat. He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.

And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully. That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead. There are unspoken rules to this stuff – the Queensberry rules of basic decency – and he breaks them all. He punches downwards – which a gentleman should, would, could never do – and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless – and he kicks them when they are down.

So the fact that a significant minority – perhaps a third – of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think ‘Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:

• Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.

• You don’t need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.

This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss. After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum. God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid. He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart. In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws – he would make a Trump.

And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish: ‘My God… what… have… I… created?' If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.
Comments

Felix Justice 1 hour ago
Executive Order. Enough! Cease! Listen, no more talk about the damn COVID19, ok? I’m SICK of hearing about it, I mean up to the gills, just about off my rocker. I’ve said many times that we’re turning the corner on this Chinese Plague, that it’ll be gone before you know it so just don’t worry about it go on with your life. And I am the President and I should know! Presidents know these things. But not Obama. He doesn’t know shit. And was he a real President? People are saying not. Lotta people saying thisOh, yeah. And look at his crowd! What was it, 80? hundred tops?? SAD! Shit, I could put 70,000 people in a stadium midnight Sunday on two hors notice, more than that if I wanted to but I’ll settle for seventy just to make a point and RATINGS THRU THE ROOF!! HHah! Makes you furious don’t it, tooJiggaboo? But do you think my proclamation quieted the noise of the mob? NO!! All I hear is COVID this COVID COVID that COVID COVID COVID! Well, I’m sick of it! But I know full well why they torment me with their mantra. It’s because they don’t love our great country. They don’t love God. And never did. They are full of hate. All this chatter about the insignificant virus is intended to divert our focus from the real threat facing our beloved country, the country I love and its flag, never disrespect the flag, oh no, and that is the violent smelly extremist swarthy types from the Far Left - straining at the bit, storming the barricades, itching to rob and pillage, to burn our churches and bibles and install the hateful Muhhamed, and to defile our sweet innocent lovely young Christians girls. That’s what they’re really after. And that’s what I’m here to guard against! That’s why the American people hired me - to protect them from this anarchy, this enemy. And to be tough about it. And tough I am. Real Americans. Stand Tall. Defend our beautiful second amendment. Stand by.
Felix justice 7 hours ago
Executive Order: Enough! Cease! Listen, no more talk about the damn COVID19,ok? I’m SICK of hearing about it, I mean up to the gills, just about off my rocker. I’ve said many times that we’re turning the corner on this Chinese Plague, that it’ll be gone before you know it and I’m the President and I should know. But do you think that quiets the noise? NO! They won’t take my word for it because they don’t love our country. And never did. All this chatter does is divert our focus from the real threat facing our wonderful country which I love and it’s flag, and that is violent extremist swarthy types from the Far Left, straining at the bits, storming the barricades, itching to rob and pillage and defile our sweet innocent lovely young Christian girls. That’s what I have to guard against. That’s why the American people hired me. To protect them and be tough. And tough I am. Real Americans: Defend our beautiful second amendment. Stand by.
Felix Justice 15 hours ago
The more the virus rages, the more the President and the Cub Scout Pence and their Christian posse thumb their noses at science. Lord help us.

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