Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, October 21, 2019

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.

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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.

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Yeah...this has been covered:

drudge.com

#1 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-10-21 07:14 AM | Reply

Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

Just like his biggest worshiper here... GOAT-SHART.

Guess all trolls share common traits.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-21 07:15 AM | Reply

Too bad Nixon couldn't have found this a couple of days ago...coulda saved a lotta wailing and gnashing of teeth...

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-10-21 07:18 AM | Reply

Yeah...this has been covered:

drudge.com

Yessir angry daddy sir.... indeed it has.

But because GOAT-SHART was sharting all over your thread, perhaps it might be prudent to start afresh?

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-21 07:19 AM | Reply

And now we wait for the TROLL to appear and defend his Orange Master.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-21 07:21 AM | Reply

Damn.

#6 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-10-21 08:42 AM | Reply

Yeah...this has been covered:

drudge.com

#1 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-10-21 07:14 AM | Reply | Flag:

Whoops.

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-21 12:19 PM | Reply

It must be misery to awaken to another day of being Donald Trump. ... His childlike ignorance - preserved by a lifetime of single-minded self-promotion - concerning governance and economics guarantees that whenever he must interact with experienced and accomplished people, he is as bewildered as a kindergartener at a seminar on string theory.

George F. Will

#8 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-10-21 05:57 PM | Reply

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