The ‘ugly American’ reaches a new low in the highest office
Fresh out of college I spent a month and a half in Europe. Along the way I crossed paths with a young American couple. He was what used to be called an ugly American.
When an Italian couldn’t understand his English, he repeated what he’d said more loudly. In a crowd he would talk disparagingly and loudly about, and sometimes to, the Italians he would encounter, assuming that, not being Americans, they were too stupid to understand him. I didn’t stay with them any longer than I had to, and even now I like to think that he said something ugly to the wrong person at some point in his travels.