As if Donald Trump hasn’t been a big enough embarrassment for the United States since he became so-called ‘president’ (and sorry, I will never call this pathetic manchild ‘President’), this week he showed just how clueless of a fool he is when he was schooled by the Irish prime minister about immigrants, and then behaved towards Germany’s prime minister like he was a spoiled child pissed off at mommy.
The fun all started when Irish PM Enda Kenny appeared at the White House on Thursday as part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
A prime minister who took his opportunity to school Trump about immigrants, and to explain to him in a completely polite way why he, and probably most of Ireland as well, thinks Trump is nothing more than a nasty bigot.
Of course, Trump got himself off to a bad start when he read what he called a ‘traditional Irish proverb’ to Kelly. It turned out to be a poetry verse written by a Nigerian poet.
What was worth an even bigger laugh was the poet who wrote it is Muslim. (Does nobody in the Trump camp do any research?)
But it got much worse for Trump when Enda Kenny gave his speech to the assembled group of journalists, governmental officials and members of the public. A speech that made it clear in no uncertain terms how bigoted Kenny thinks Trump is when it comes to immigrants — and probably to a lot more people as well.
“Ireland came to America because, deprived of liberty, deprived of opportunity, of safety, of even food itself, the Irish believed, and four decades before Lady Liberty lifted her lamp, we were the wretched refuse on the teeming shore. We believed in the shelter of America, in the compassion of America, in the opportunity of America. We came, and we became Americans.”
“We were the wretched refuse on the teeming shore,” Irish prime minister says with Donald Trump in the room. pic.twitter.com/7jEfTVvIzE
— Barry Malone (@malonebarry) March 17, 2017
If being embarrassed and made to look like a fool by the Irish prime minister wasn’t bad enough, though, on Friday it was Germany’s turn to make Trump look like the Orange Toddler he is when German prime minister Angela Merkel arrived at the White House.
In a photo session soon after, Merkel and Trump were asked if they would like to shake hands.
Merkel leaned towards the so-called ‘president’ from where she was sitting next to him and asked if he would like to. Trump did not even acknowledge that she had spoken and seemed to have zero interest in shaking her hand.
Instead, he looked across the room and then down at his feet, just like a spoiled child who was pissed off at mommy because she wouldn’t let him do what he wanted.
The grimace that shot fleetingly across Merkel’s face said it all. “Save me from spoiled children”.
— POLITICO (@politico) March 17, 2017
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