Why Did UK Parliament Bar Trump Addressing Them?

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On the Quora UK website, Nate White–an articulate & witty writer–proffered this written response a couple months ago to the query “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?”  There’s a link to the website at the end of his 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 sniveling 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.”

(www.quora.com/…)

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Impeach trump
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Impeach trump

Why would the Queen invite the Asshole and his nasty family and have to eat and talk to
All of them?? Thankfully Megan you are
Not there-the Queen made a HUGE mistake to lower herself to even associate with trumper and it will be a disaster and he will be emotionally crazy and say all types of crass bullshit….there is no way to describe the trump
Family without using this type of language …seriously

Rowdy Girl
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Rowdy Girl

This is why I LOVE the British! Thank you for putting into glorious words, those things we know to be true of the miserable “twat” in the U.S. White House.

Michael owens
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Michael owens

This story was published here a few months ago

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
Let’s face it folks . The Brits have been exposed to some of the biggest Bullshitters in history….All the Royals, mad King George, ,Churchill , Henry the 8th . …They know Bullshitters when they see them or hear them Speak . ..It’s obvious to them that Trumps a Bullshitter of great renown …As most Brits will tell you. “WE KNOW OUR SHIT “, and Trumps it !! …No shit . Now it’s my firm belief that we surpassed the Brits in Bullshitters , years ago . But Trump has set a new level for B.S. . And will go down… Read more »
Elli
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Elli

This article is true to every word. He lacks class and personality and is an outright delusional bully. He has no compassion for anyone and only thinks of “Me” himself. He is a disgusting human being and should be thrown out of the oval office. I can’t understand why Queen Elizabeth invited him after the way he handled himself on his last visit. He is a total disgrace to our country.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

Because of MEME TRUMP . Everything is about him ,and how very smart and great he is and loved and admired by all . It’s all about MEME Trump .

John Sheehan
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John Sheehan

Jabba the Drumpf has made the US the laughingstock of the world