Sunday, July 15, 2018

Trumpeting around Europe

People should give proper respect to the office of President of the United States, back like the world did to President Obama when he travelled. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall as Queenie was dressed to meet the Trumpets. "One must do one's duty and endure. It is that Mrs May's fault that I have to meet him."

People really are so unkind.


Relaxing with good company.


Happy days with Mrs May.


Liz really, you are swearing like your late sister. Go and have a Dunhill and a Gordon's and calm down.


Ma'am, it was raining.


So unkind.


Really, you Londoners, do you have no respect for the President of the United States of America? (Planning approval by Sadik Khan. Mayor. London.)


Thanks to the late blogger, but not personally late, Lord Sedgwick for a couple of the photos. He lives on at Facebook.

30 comments:

  1. Ma'am, Fake news labels the turn out at my inauguration with the date of Obama's.

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    1. Yes Trumpet. I am sure you are right.

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  2. LOVE the dunny brush idea. and the 007 joke.

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    1. River, Australian people have often had issues with US presidents, but never like this one.

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  3. Don't let him into Australia!!!

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    1. Jo, I don't think we are inviting him.

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    2. But he IS coming, in November, according to our Adelaide Saturday Advertiser a few weeks back. Run for the hills!

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  4. I love the Trump balloon. They've captured his likeness perfectly.

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    1. Ad Rad, yet initially, the Mayor of London would not give approval of the balloon.

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  5. Haha! He really is a poor excuse for a human being! There was a photo of him with Teresa May, the look she was giving him, if looks could kill he would have been stone dead 😀

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    1. Grace, one of your local politicians, Mrs May gave him the Julie Bishop death stare?

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    2. Julie Bishop can do a really good death stare it's true 😁

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  6. So that's what a dunny is! Great pictures. No one looked happy now, do they. Glad I am a simple house-wife in the back-woods of New Hampshire!

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    1. Maribeth, indeed it is a dunny. I somehow think you are the privileged elite in the US, away from the big cities.

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  7. Comedians and more have perfected the art of making fun of each of our presidents.

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    1. RO, I think your current president must be gold to your comedians.

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  8. There is a big difference between
    A] a nation's Head of State (eg Queen Elizabeth) who represents the _entire_ population _without favour_ and deserves automatic respect and
    b] the leading politician in a parliamentary and constitutional democracy (eg the Prime Minister) who represents only his party. He is only entitled to the respect that he earns.

    Pol Pot was only the prime minister of his nation and didn't deserve to receive food or water, let alone respect.

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    1. Hels, of course that makes me wonder about someone who by birth is more important than anyone else. The world stood by while Pol Pot did his worst and would have never been in that position if not for the Vietnam war.

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  9. Andrew, Seems like there's been more people out on our streets protesting at Trumps visit than there were at his poorly turned out Inauguration.

    Interestingly The Queen met him and hosted him completely on her own as both Prince Charles and Prince William refused to meet him.
    As for Prince Philip, no one has seen him for quite some time now.
    Trump has apparently blurted out some of The Queen's private thoughts on Brexit.

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    1. Dee, I wasn't aware of the princes' not wanting to meet him. I am not surprised. He is certainly not up on royal protocol.

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  10. We have great respect for the office of the President of the USA just not for the current holder. He couldn't even remember the protocol of not walking in front of the Queen.

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    1. Marie, I was astonished to see Her Maj disappear behind Trump.

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  11. I suspect Her Majesty is going to be quite terse with Prime Minister May about never subjecting her to that kind of nonsense again.

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    1. William, she may well do. She has done it once now, and will never have to meet him again.

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  12. The relationship between the UK and the US is a very important one, financially and militarily. Presidents come and go, and we shouldn't let them alter that 'special relationship'. Trump will be gone in a few years, and we will then have to deal with President Oprah Winfrey or some other celeb.

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    1. Cro, I hope I am right in that senior public servants work behind the scenes to ameliorate the extremes of presidents and prime ministers. President Winfrey might not be so bad.

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  13. I think that was a big disappointment to most of the British people and to us too that the Queen received this clown ! I am very disappointed ! So far I admired her (now she becomes agaWn like to Diana's time) Fortunately Charles and William ignored him !

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    1. Gattina, I think she was obliged to meet him. Remember she once hosted the butcher of Uganda, Idi Amin, to dinner a couple of decades ago.

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  14. Trump is now dealing with the fallout of his Putin visit, in which he blamed America and declared Putin says the Russians didn't meddle in the election, when all US intel agencies have so much proof. He is being labeled a traitor for believing PUtin just for saying they are innocent and blaming America. I could not watch it was so embarrassing and awful. I want him to never come home.

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    1. Strayer, I thought things might go quite well for his foreign foray. However, it is turned into a disaster for all concerned.

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