In response to Kathy Gyngell: Why The Donald is my man, paul parmenter wrote:
I read the National Review article Kathy links to on the US a year on from Trump and noted a couple of things.
Firstly, of all the pro-Trump points mentioned there, I have heard either nothing at all within the UK mainstream media, or cursory reports with a decidedly anti-Trump slant. What I have heard and seen, repeatedly, have been the views of people who hate Trump, and the actions of people who hate Trump. This narrative has been so consistent that one would seriously ask how Trump could ever have been elected since he, his personal history and all his policies are relentlessly appalling, and everyone in America detests him.
Secondly, I read the comments appended to the National Review article. Particularly interesting because it it seems clear that most are from Americans, who might be expected to have a better knowledge and more direct experience of events over there. So far, and it may be early days, the balance seems to pan out fairly evenly between pro and anti. But what I note is that, again so far, none of the anti comments have come up with any facts or references with which to refute those in the main article. Plenty of insults, predictions of doom and gloom, calls for Trump to be removed; but no factual refutation anywhere.