Have you seen the outrage about Trump’s comments on the UK?
Speaking to the press before his international trips, he said:
Trump this morning on upcoming foreign trip: "I have NATO. I have the UK, which is in somewhat turmoil. And I have Putin. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all.”— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 10, 2018
And of course, left-wing pundits and blue-verified-checks are shocked. CNN Senior International Correspondent chipped after Acosta tweeted the comments, saying:
Astonishing, given that Putin stands accused of meddling in US elections, shooting down MH17, annexing Crimea, backing Assad, and attacking UK with chemical weapons. https://t.co/h3MTeFFrp1— Matthew Chance (@mchancecnn) July 10, 2018
OK, sure, but so what? Trump’s right. The UK IS in turmoil, and I don’t doubt that his discussions with Putin will probably go better than his talks with Theresa May. Our Prime Minister is hanging on by a thread, with a large minority of her party turning against her. This is almost like the Thatcher days all over again. If she loses the support of her senior ministers and backbenchers then who knows what might happen in the coming days and weeks.
Trump’s even talked about May’s school mistress tone – an opinion that almost certainly hasn’t gone away. So what exactly are we meant to be shocked about here?
Trump will come to the UK and hopefully offer up a free trade deal. He’s already briefly mentioned the idea. But the question now is, will our EU deal allow us to even make these deals with America. I outlined in my show yesterday that the Chequers Brexit deal would make it potentially impossible to trade with America.
So with all this, and with the total uncertainty in our government right now, I’d say Trump is right. The UK is in turmoil and he’ll probably have an easy ride with Trump.