Well, Hello Donny (Slight Return)

I refer my learned friends to a post I published last Friday where, tongue placed firmly in cheek, I commented that I expected those prominent Brexiteers who had criticised then-President Obama commenting on Brexit when he visited the UK back in 2016 would doubtless be equally vocal about now-President Trump letting us know of his opinion on the same matter.

It didn’t take long. Anyone care to line some ducks up?

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In 2016, Professional Walter Softy lookalike Jacob Rees Mogg said this of Obama’s words: “no true, honest Briton is going to be told what to do by a Yankee president”, and that he had been “splendidly arrogant” in lecturing the UK on Brexit.

Last week, after Trump’s comments, Rees Mogg showed a Trump-esque lack of self-awareness when he had this to say: “…what Donald Trump has set out is primarily his view on whether the US will do a trade deal with United Kingdom on the basis that we adopt the common European rulebook and stick to all the EU’s rules.

He’s saying ‘Well, that’s a choice for you, that if you do that, you won’t be able to make a deal with the US’.

That’s a perfectly reasonable thing for an American president to say.”

Hmmm.

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A song:

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The Hives – Hate to Say I Told You So

More soon.

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