Burn Level: Majestic


Leave it to the Brits, masters of passive aggression, to troll the clown of the western world into oblivion. From the moment he arrived to the sight of a giant penis mowed into a field, Trump - who with his usual class began by calling right-on critic and Mayor Sadiq Khan "a stone-cold loser" like the "very dumb and incompetent" Bill DeBlasio, and really, what kind of vicious buffoon does that?? - got what he deserved. He got a savage editorial declaring again he is "not welcome" and calling him "a demagogue who represents a threat to peace, democracy and the climate of our planet" whose vanity is "a joke." He got the promise of Baby Trump blimp flying over London Tuesday - thanks Mayor Khan! - along with massive protests organized by Together Against Trump. From the queen, he got a tacky, abridged version of Winston Churchill's history of World War Two, hopefully with shiny, colored pictures for his wee toddler brain.

And from a populace that really, really will not tolerate him, he got a giddy flood of in-your-face ridicule: The subtle  but flagrant burn of no red carpet at the airport, the startlingly, pointedly empty streets applauded as an achievement of "negative turnout," the deliberate posts offering damning evidence of his awfulness - him falling asleep as the Queen spoke at a state dinner, the stony faces of grim royals obliged by politesse to listen to him babble, his dead-eyed evil spawn - a favorite was Ivanka and Jared looking out a palace window, "haunted dolls...separated from the world by a pane of glass and the empty space where their souls used to be" - and the ghastly spectacle of him stuffed, an ludicrously bleak, fat, awkward  penguin, into a tailcoat.

Still, the truth-telling award went to Led By Donkeys, an anti-Brexit and anti-foolishness group that bombarded the city and hopefully Trump's fragile psyche with giant projections on Big Ben, the Tower of London and other high-profile sites. They posted Mario Rubio's earlier charges of Trump's vulgarity. They displayed the respective approval ratings in the U.K of Trump and Obama - SAD! They projected onto Madame Tussaud's a massive USS John McCain baseball cap with, "Welcome to London!" Perhaps most bitingly, they projected the former words of Brexit bad boy Boris Johnson, who Trump has praised as "a very good guy, a very talented person," not least because "he has been very positive about me and our country." Another SAD! especially 'cause ole Boris didn't return the favor.

What Led By Donkeys unearthed were Johnson's comments in 2015 as Mayor of London, after Trump made idiotic racist claims about no-go, brown-skinned zones in the city that didn't exist. "I think Donald Trump is clearly out of his mind," said Johnson, adding that of course you can't just ban people from a country or area. "I think he's betraying a quite stupefying ignorance that makes him quite frankly unfit to hold the office of President of the United States," he went on. "I would invite him to come and see the whole of London, (except) that I wouldn't want to expose Londoners to any unnecessary risk of meeting Donald Trump." So much for besties. As to Led By Donkeys, argued one fan, "They are doing the Lord's work." So is Sky News, which ran a slyly scathing ad touting their Trump coverage titled, "Guess who's back?" Wow. We're glad the U.S. is finally not a laughingstock.

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