Friday, June 24, 2016
Scotland Prepares to Give Donald Trump a Rough Reception
It's hard for me to imagine a more disturbing image. This file picture of Donald Trump screaming like a maniac at one of his two Scottish gold courses. With a piper beaming behind him.
And in the background the grass covered dunes, that line the shore of the North Sea, that I used to play on when I was a boy.
It feels like a desecration. It's just too horrible.
But the good news is that Trump is heading back to Scotland tomorrow, and he's going to get a very different kind of reception.
The word is out, the bigot is coming.
These posters are going up all over Glasgow...
And all over the country protesters are getting ready to greet him.
Donald Trump is scheduled to land at Glasgow Prestwick airport after dawn on Friday for the start of a two-day visit to Scotland. He will be greeted with far-from-traditional Scottish hospitality, with no senior British or Scottish politicians prepared to meet him and protesters preparing noisy and colourful demonstrations.
Keir McKechnie, one of the organisers of the Stand Up to Trump protest planned to take place at the Turnberry Hotel, said: “We want the whole world to know he is not welcome in Scotland because of his toxic, racist views, his Islamophobia, his misogyny and homophobia.”
There will be a mariachi band from Ayrshire.
But no political leaders.
Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who has criticised Trump over his remarks about Muslims, is refusing to meet him as are other Scottish party leaders: the Conservative Ruth Davidson, Labour’s Kezia Dugdale and the Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie.
And of course his timing couldn't be worse. Coming just after the LEAVE side that Trump supported won the EU referendum, while Scotland voted overwhelming to REMAIN.
But what it will show is that Trump always puts business first. The family business.
And that in the only country where he was even the slightest bit interested in demonstrating his diplomatic skills, apart from the bikini contest in Azerbaijan, he was a miserable failure.
So the next time he accuses Hillary Clinton being a bad diplomat, he'll only sound like an absolute idiot.
Something I see the Clinton forces have been quick to point out...
You know the only thing worse than that picture at the top of this post, would be this one...
Because while Drumpf might be proud to be half Scottish, most Scots are definitely NOT proud of him.
And the only thing better than greeting him with a mariachi band.
Would be for me to call out my hairy highland hordes, and command them to greet him in this manner...
The Scots are about to show that monstrous misogynistic bigot what they think of him.
And I couldn't be prouder of them...
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