Donald Trump threw a massive tantrum on Thursday over the 20-foot baby blimp replica of him that is flying above London as he arrives in the UK.
In an interview with The Sun, the 72-year-old man-child said the balloon makes him feel “unwelcome” and he’s going to try to stay away from the city during his trip.
“I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,” Trump said, echoing any third-grader who recently had a toy taken from him.
“I used to love London as a city,” the president continued. “I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?”
Trump wasn’t done, though. He also attacked the mayor of London, because why not shred every international relationship this week?
“I look at cities in Europe, and I can be specific if you’d like,” Trump said in the same interview with The Sun, loading up his attack on Mayor Sadiq Khan. “You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. He has done a terrible job.”
The president added: “Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.”
Trump went on to say that the people of Britain actually “love” him, and he claimed that it’s only the government that dislikes him.
Of course, that’s ridiculous. It’s not just the government that has a beef with Trump. As The Sun also pointed out, roughly 200,000 protesters are expected in the streets of London during his visit.
Trump is proving his critics right
By lashing out like a grade schooler, Trump is proving that his critics – and the 20-foot blimp – are exactly right. He is a thin-skinned baby who throws a tantrum whenever he isn’t worshipped by others the way he worships himself.
This problem is only compounded by the fact that very few people actually like Trump. Sure, he has a loyal minority base of support in the United States, but that’s about it.
When it comes to the rest of the world, they have very little respect for Trump. They seem to recognize the clear-as-day fact that this man isn’t fit to lead the most powerful country in the world.
In fact, a poll released last year showed that just 22 percent of people across 37 countries had confidence in Trump – a 42-point drop from how they felt about former president Barack Obama.
Over the past 18 months, Trump has proven himself to be an international embarrassment. Calling him a cartoonish baby is an insult to cartoonish babies everywhere.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.