What means that Trump? *

Bad hair dayA few days have passed and I’m beginning to come to terms with the prospect of living in a world which has Donald Trump as president. You have to look on the bright side.

For example, it will be a spectacularly bad hair day when the new president meets our foreign secretary Boris Johnson. It will be like something from The Muppets.

And as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, there is a chance that Trump will turn out to be a successful and popular president and a grateful nation might name a town after him so there could yet be a place called Trumpton somewhere in the Rust Belt.

That may not be too far-fetched given that he is already welcomely reneging on his pre-election promises, such as keeping large chunks of Obamacare. Makes you wonder what other populist policies he will quietly drop.

* Timon of Athens

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11 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 12th November 2016

    It didn’t take Trump long to start changing his tune. I have the feeling that he just wanted the fight – not the victory. Though he’s trying hard to disguise it, he is rather like a rabbit caught in the headlights. He knows the job is far too big for him and he’s not qualified to do it. I wonder what his favourite Leonard Cohen song is and what is his favourite Shakespeare play. What’s the last novel he read and what is his gut response to Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights”?

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    • Mr Parrot 12th November 2016

      What boggled my mind was the Trump quote that Obama had convinced him that parts of the healthcare bill were not the disaster he thought they were. So where was his pre-election policy research? The man is a moron.

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      • Yorkshire Pudding 12th November 2016

        When asked in June 2015 how his presidency might be different from the rest, he said “I would probably comb my hair back. Why? Because this thing is too hard to comb. I wouldn’t have time, because if I were in the White House, I’d be working my ass off.” Yes these are indeed the words of a moron.

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    • Trevor Rowley 13th November 2016

      Surely you’re not implying that those of us who don’t share your taste in music and literature are somehow benath contempt, Mr Pudding. By the way, what’s your favourite Eddie Cochran track? Have you read Paul McGrath’s autobiography? How’s your belly for spots?

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      • Yorkshire Pudding 13th November 2016

        As it happens I have read “Back from the Brink” and my favourite Eddie Cochran track is “Summertime Blues”. I don’t have any spots on my belly.

        What I was implying is that Trump is an uncultured, money-driven boor. The examples I gave were just that – examples to illustrate a point. Incidentally, if the same questions were asked of President Obama I might confidently expect responses that would evidence his civilised character.

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        • Trevor Rowley 13th November 2016

          I don’t have a favourite Leonard Cohen song, I don’t have a favourite Shakespeare play and I haven’t a clue who Hermione Gingold was writing about. I must be an un-cultured, money-driven boor. Ah, well, so much for a state education (partially spent in a draughty, Victorian, stone-built school, divided by wooden partitions, at the top of a cobbled street, with an outside toilet and where the favourite pastime was to see who could pee the highest up the wall). Culture, who needs it?

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  • KENNY DANZER 12th November 2016

    Ah, you guys, come on, give the man a chance. Like it or not, he has the reigns for the next 4 years. Let’s give it a year, like I suggested to Yorky, and come back and take a look. You might be surprised, or I may be totally dismayed.

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  • KENNY DANZER 12th November 2016

    RATS, reins, not reigns. Where is spelchek when I need it?

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    • Mr Parrot 12th November 2016

      Reigns might have been a Freudian slip Kenny 🙂

      As for the spellchecking, can I suggest Grammarly that has a browser app. I’d be lost without it.

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  • Trevor Rowley 13th November 2016

    Now, now, Mr Parrot, surely that should be “may” and not “can” – and you an Old Hydonian. My old headmaster, Norman “Pop” Scholes, drilled that in to us quite early on in our time at the Moravian County Primary School.

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  • Roger Green 14th November 2016

    Reigns is about right. I am depressed (and in the US)

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