The moment of the Presidential visit is almost upon us: later this week, Combover Crybaby Donald Trump will be flown into London to a moderately small welcome, and a rather larger protest, wherever he goes. This is as it should be in a country which values its traditions of free speech and protest, considering the target is a vicious misogynist, bully, congenital liar, white supremacist, mafia associate, and lousy businessman.
Don't let him know, Don ... we called the dog "Champ"
And one of the means by which the protest will be expressed will be a large inflatable Trump Baby Balloon, scaling six metres or so when filled with a realistic amount of hot air. This has caught the mood of the moment for many, but somewhere in the hermetically sealed bubble of the media establishment, one poor soul is most put out at the thought that his fellow Brits are taking the piss out of his pal Donald.
To no surprise at all, that sad individual is former Screws and Daily Mirror editor (and less than totally successful CNN host) Piers Morgan, who has taken time out from making a nuisance of himself at ITV’s Good Morning Britain to blubber long and loud about it. “If Obama was still President & someone suggested flying a giant black baby balloon over Parliament, @SadiqKhan would brand it racist & offensive, and stop it. This Trump balloon is a hypocritical disgrace” he railed pointlessly.
The response showed that this was one campaign that was turning out not necessarily to his advantage. Paul Connew, who might know Morgan personally, told “Come on, Piers. While I back Trump being invited, his actions justify the right to UK public protests&the orange baby exemplifies British tradition of satire and mockery. If The Donald's thin skin can't take what he'll only see on news bulletins, it says more about him than us”. Quite.
Nitin Sawhney added “You know, I once admired you for your stance against the Iraq war in the Mirror and for John Pilger’s brilliant articles. Now you’re supporting a narcissistic, misogynistic, corrupt white supremacist with a history of scandal and bankruptcy for a CV. What happened to you?” To which William Oliver replied “This is rhetorical right? It was only luck he got it right with Iraq. Morgan nails his colours to the mast best for Morgan. Your mistake is assuming it was based on principles”.
And LBC host James O’Brien summed up Morgan’s problem. “Trump cosies up to, & is clearly in hock to, a foreign leader who's ordered the murder of British citizens on British soil. Last week, a 1-year-old baby appeared before Trump's immigration courts without his parents. And apparently serious people here rage about a comedy balloon”.
It didn’t help when The Great Man claimed “I've never endorsed Trump nor told anyone to vote for him & I'm regularly very critical of him. But I find the anti-Trump hysteria ridiculously OTT, particularly when compared to 'Saint' Obama who did a lot of very bad stuff that nobody seems to care about”, only to follow that with “Kettle's on, Mr President @realDonaldTrump - look forward to seeing you in Britain”.
Never endorsed him? Piers Morgan has been crawling up Trump’s jacksy for years. Small wonder the image he hates - of him doing just that - have been doing the rounds again.
Piers Morgan should stop making excuses. Trump is a phoney. And we all know it.