Western Morning News
Trump presidency should be a lesson
DONALD Trump supplies all British voters with an important question about themselves, because the thinking of British Conservatives has always been so close to US Republican Party uncompassionate policies.
Was the world disaster of a
Trump presidency caused by the celebrity personality politics of TV presentation, where Donald was admired for dominating others in a popular TV programme, and, from that, took over the leadership of the Republican Party?
Or was the problem deeper, the ignorant populism of those increasing numbers within the Republican Party drawn to Donald’s unprincipled views, whatever they were, for emotional reasons of violent hatred?
The 71 million US citizens who still support Donald, after his erratic, clownish performance, quite indifferent to any truth, show which is correct.
Similarly in Britain, can we identify our dreadful problem? Boris Johnson is an educated version of Trump, also promoted from a dishonest media, whose popularity depends on making unbelievable promises, later recognized as selfpromoting lies.
Or is the problem worse? Do the majority of British adults have no better grasp of moral principles than Boris and Brexit, mindlessly hostile to cooperating with any foreigners on the same planet?
CN Westerman Brynna, Mid Glamorgan