How insecure is Donald Trump?
Well, let’s put it this way – insecure enough to do this while being flippin’ President of the United States:
Donald Trump reportedly told Theresa May he will not make a state visit to the UK until he is guaranteed a “better reception”.
The US President asked the Prime Minister to prepare a “warm welcome” before he agrees to set a date, it has been claimed.
The pair spoke on the phone to discuss the planned state visit, which has now been postponed until next year.
“I haven’t had great coverage out there lately, Theresa,” Mr Trump told Ms May, according to a transcript of the conversation seen by The Sun.
Ms May replied: “Well, you know what the British press are like.”
But Mr Trump added: “I still want to come, but I’m in no rush.
“So, if you can fix it for me, it would make things a lot easier.
“When I know I’m going to get a better reception, I’ll come and not before.”
We’ll try to convey this as simply, and with as little profanity, as possible.
This guy is the President of the United States. It’s, um, important and stuff that the Head of State for the USA is able to meet with the heads of our closest allies. And privilege that over being made about people being mean to him in the press.
Meanwhile, suggesting a Prime Minister should just “fix” press coverage that the Presient doesn’t like? Almost unebelivably disturbing.
Twitter has been in more or less in paroxysms since this just came out:
— anya (@anyabike) July 16, 2017
— Not So Strong (@StrongerStabler) July 16, 2017
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 16, 2017
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" —Hale
"A government of laws, and not of men" —Adams
"Fix it for me" —Trump https://t.co/6yQSYqwKEw
— (((Jeff Tiedrich))) (@jefftiedrich) July 16, 2017
Lord help us all.