I mean, normally that’s YOUR job, gentle and misguided reader. But I’ll give you the day off from following my EULA to the very letter. You deserve this not for any action on your part – puhLEEEASE! – but because I have triumphed over the forces of darkness that have been swirling around my ankles like a choirboy’s cassock at a Vatican audition.
But first: What was your favorite Trump moment of the past week? Mine was his retort to Theresa May, PM of Britain. In case you hadn’t heard, Prime Minister May, in an unprecedented public shaming, chided Trump for displaying extreme, and almost certainly fake, racist, anti-Muslim videos obtained from extreme UK right-wing group “Britain First”.
May’s office condemned Britain First for its use of “hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions.”
The statement continued, “The British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far-right, which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents — decency, tolerance and respect.”
Then, unequivocal condemnation: “It is wrong for the President to have done this.”
Trump, like a defensive high school kid caught red-handed smoking behind the recycling bins and sent to the Principal’s office, decided to “Back atcha” her with a little arrogant, patronizing cyberbullying:
How was he to know that he targeted the tweet to the wrong Theresa May?
Yup, that’s right. Although this sounds like something lifted verbatim from satirical magazine The Onion, it is unfortunately true: Theresa May Scrivener, a 41-year-old British citizen with a protected Twitter account of six followers, said, “I haven’t been able to leave my house. I’ve been bombarded and contacted by press from around the world.”
“It’s amazing to think that the world’s most powerful man managed to press the wrong button,” she said. “I’m just glad he was not contacting me to say he was going to war with North Korea.”
No kidding. Britain First, a hate group, is reviled by most British citizens (who, despite May’s brave words are no slouches in the racism department), is in trouble with the law, and represents possibly the worst candidate for publicizing by a President of the United States that you could possibly choose. From a fringe position of near invisibility to world-wide notoriety in one instant—all thanks to The Donald.
I wonder what the gaffes are that we DON’T hear about…?
And now, back to me, thank ya JEEEEEEZUS!