U.K.’s dis­grace­ful Trump de­bate

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Stan Ed­wards,

“Brits de­bate ban on Don­ald Trump,” Jan. 19 news story.

The Bri­tish Par­lia­ment held a de­bate about an Amer­i­can can­di­date run­ning for the of­fice of pres­i­dent of the United States. Com­ments like “Daft and of­fen­sive,” “Ridicu­lous xeno­phobe,” and “Buf­foon­ery” were bandied about, while Bri­tish leg­is­la­tors gig­gled. If they have no re­spect for the man, at least they should have re­spect for the of­fice for which he is run­ning. Can you imag­ine our Congress hold­ing a ses­sion to bash the Queen of Eng­land or the royal fam­ily? I be­lieve our con­gress­men, al­though not of­ten ac­cused of hav­ing ei­ther com­mon sense or cour­tesy, would have more of both than to do so.

There are cur­rently de­bates in the U.K. about re­strict­ing im­mi­gra­tion of more Mus­lims un­til ef­fec­tive back­ground checks can be guar­an­teed. Their po­si­tion is not so far from Don­ald Trump’s. If he is elected, will they ex­pect him to be easy to get along with af­ter this?

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