Future Letter From a Socialist to President Trump
In just under four years, you have irrevocably changed this country for the worse. You said you would be hard on immigration and you lied. You let more people in from Western Europe, Canada, and Australia than any other president. While opening the floodgates to the Aryan barbarians, you shut the doors on those who really needed to be here—most notably, Mexicans and refugees. This lead to the death of thousands of Syrians in their home country, not to mention the slaughter of possibly millions of people all over Africa and the Middle East. Angela Merkel picked up the slack and it appears to have driven Germany into a civil war. When asked to atone for these sins you asked the chancellor, “What’s the German word for brassiere?” and added, “DasShouldStopEmFromFloppin.” This is likely the most ridiculous thing said by any president in history. My wife and I are very well educated, by the way, and we are both familiar with many European words. The German word for brassiere is likely something remarkably similar as English has its roots in German.The article is a good, light hearted read.
The part I quoted above reflects one of the main objections about Trump I've heard from my social circle. They think he is going to be uncouth. That's their objection in a nutshell, style over substance.
My greatest fear about a Trump presidency is that he wouldn't do all the things outlined in Mr. McInnes's piece. Then again I've always marched to a different drummer.