Image from Metro UK
Your interview with “journalist” Piers Morgan certainly made some headlines, and perhaps raised a few eyebrows. But actually there wasn’t much new there, but the same old, same old.
I find it striking that you THINK you have such a fan base in the United Kingdom. “I think I’m very popular in your country,” you said. “I get so much fan mail from people in your country. They love my sense of security – they love what I’m saying about many things.”
What they love are your inappropriate comments, your ridiculous view of the world (including their country), and the randomness of your speech. If they love you, it’s because you are NOT their leader, and they cannot believe you are the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world. They think you are a buffoon – and the British have a great appreciation of humor. However, I’m sure they would find you not nearly as humorous if you were actually their prime minister.
Some people in Britain might love you because you are racist – there are a few of those like-minded people there as well as here. Or perhaps because Britain is also a nation that has taken in many immigrants, and some people don’t like that. Just like there are people in the United States who think we have too many immigrants from “sh..hole countries”. But I hope the vast majority of British citizens do not feel that way, and are, in fact, appalled by your racist remarks and slurs against immigrants. Most were entirely offended by your ignorant retweeting of the anti-Muslim videos from Britain First.
And then there is global warming. You talk with Piers Morgan as if it’s true the ice caps are building up, and you expect us to believe it because you said it. “There is a cooling and there’s a heating. I mean, look, it used to not be climate change, it used to be global warming. That wasn’t working too well because it was getting too cold all over the place.” A very famous Brit once said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Global Warming or Climate Change, whatever is happening, it is changing our planet, and not for the better. We need to be back in the Paris accord, and not just because of Emmanuel Macron, “I like him. He’s a great guy. His wife is fantastic.” We need to take measures to save our planet because the climate is changing, and the earth is warming – no matter what you say. You sound like a twit – and the British love a good joke and a bumbling fool. That must be why you think they like you.
Piers Morgan let you off easy, never pressing you on issues that matter. Who cares when you tweet or what you eat. We care about important things, like peace, respect for all people, respect for our global neighbors, the environment, families, health care and equal opportunities for all. The British don’t have to listen to you every single day or feel such embarrassment that the leader of our nation says such asinine things. They can stand on the sidelines and laugh – until your visit in October.