Combover Crybaby Donald Trump may be a serial sex pest, a sullen man-baby, an inadequate and unstable creep who needs to feel love and hear applause so much that his team packs meetings with hired hands to clap and cheer him. But for Rupert Murdoch, this is his new pal, and therefore The Donald can do no wrong. Moreover, he is going single-handedly to help Britain make its exit from the European Union a success.
There is, sadly for those who believe what Don Rupioni tells them, very little chance of that last one being true. The constitution of the United States does not allow a President to rule without the backing of Congress, and the approval of the Supreme Court. And there are plenty of politicians - including many Republicans - who won’t vote to give the UK a trade deal without wanting to know what’s in it for them, and those they represent.
That has not stopped the Murdoch Sun being given its orders to both back Trump, and talk up the prospect of his Presidency being A Very Good Thing for the USA, Britain, and anyone else who may doubt the beneficial effects of having a serial acquirer of Chapter 11 bankruptcies in the White House. Generously remunerated pundits have fallen into line and are now singing Trump’s praises. It is as predictable as it is sick-making.
So on Friday, readers were treated to “Brexit and Trump’s election ranks with the fall of the Berlin Wall as a turning point in history” by Allister Heath, who went on to tell “The age of deference is over and the majority want their interests and values to matter more than those of cultural and political elites”. Heath, like Trump, is part of that elite.
The Trump equals Success with Brexit line was echoed - by complete coincidence, you understand - the very next day by James Forsyth: “With the backing of the new US President Donald Trump, the UK is in a great position and Brexit success is a Don deal”. Sadly, Trump had promised in his inauguration speech only to put “America First”.
Confirmation that this was the approved Murdoch line came when faithful retainer Trevor Kavanagh joined in with a rare Sunday excursion, claiming “May’s tough talk and Trump’s support are great for Brexit as PM sends Eurocrats’ union dreams crashing top the floor”. But as I told yesterday, mainstream European politicians don’t care about us leaving.
European newspapers are just taking the piss out of Theresa May’s posturing, ridiculing her impotent bluster. This cannot be allowed to reach Sun readers. Instead, deeply unpleasant and disgraced former editor Kelvin McFilth has today announced “The US Election means Brexit Britain holds Trump cards while European Union has none … a trade deal with the United States is finally within our grasp”. No it isn’t - it’s just hot air.
Kel is backed by Kavanagh making another visit to his bully pulpit to underscore how wonderful it’s all going to be: “Pro-British Donald Trump has real power and big plans… which is music to Theresa May’s ears”. Trump is only pro the last person to bend his ear. But Kav is away with the fairies: “it is the tottering EU where the impact of his presidency is likely to be felt first”. That would be the EU that doesn’t fall in line for Rupert Murdoch.
Now, the Sun has its instructions to sound just like Trump trashing those he dislikes: the EU are tottering, losers, sad. The reality is that all those pundits have sold out to such an extent that they will put their names to whatever they are told to. Now that’s really sad.