In response to John Redwood: Why President Trump deserves Britain’s respect,

horatio wrote:

Trump was elected president of possibly the most democratic nation on the planet. An insult to him is an insult to the people who elected him. We have no qualms about welcoming despots and communist leaders from undemocratic totalitarian states. At least he wishes us well not like many of our so called European partners. Shame on those who will not accept him.

39 Pontiac Dream wrote:

Protesters aside, the biggest slap in the face for Trump’s visit, in my opinion, comes from HM’s opposition. To think, this party could become our government at the next election and they will not engage with the democratically elected US president.

For this (ignoring, for the moment, the plethora of problems in that party), they deserve our contempt and I very much hope that they, along with our current government, are consigned to defeat in every constituency they stand in.

They are the real deplorables.

HenryV wrote:

I have just seen the pictures of the Trump inflatable in the BBC studio with some nonentity presenter whose name isn’t consequential. WE PAID FOR THAT STUNT. WE. PAID. FOR. IT.

Shocking. Truly, truly shocking.

Gemski Louski Putinova wrote:

I’d prefer a Donald Trump figure leading the UK than any number of Rory Stewarts, Jeremy Hunts, Michael Goves or Philip Hammonds.

IwasGnarth wrote:

Well said, and it certainly needed saying, Dr Redwood. I guess someone of your calibre belongs in a committed leave party but someone of your calibre does not throw over old allegiances and friends. A tragic paradox.

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