Trump: Get the Baby out of Here
The thing politicians say in England especially in the run up to an election are often regarded as a gift by UK comedy writers. BBC shows like
The News Quiz
form the bedrock of political satire that one hopes might just curb the excesses of British /political crazy/ by making such behaviours available to a wide audience.
But in this last week I have been wondering where the American equivalent is. Yes, for some days now Donald Trump, probably President in waiting to the United States of America has been saying so many
leftfield / inappropriate / batshit crazy
things in public that even fellow Republicans have had to publicly disagree in a form of damage control
Republican views on Trump
Trump and the Crying Baby
Donald Trump Criticizes Muslim Family
President Obama: Trump "Unfit to be President"
Donald Trump relents over Paul Ryan re-election
Trump campaign teeters on the brink
Donald Trump Full Economic Plan Speech in Detroit, Michigan
Fact Checking Donald
Donald Trump News Google search
Over lunch I solicited the opinions of an American friend. He confided that
- both candidates Clinton and Trump were universally unpopular
- it was like the doctor asking you wanted your left or right leg amputated
- his view was that Hilary has shown herself to be inconsistent, while Donald had not yet had the chance to disgrace himself by action only words.
- this apparently makes for advantage Donald.
I frankly admit the thought of Donald Trump (DT) becoming president seems an alarming and misguided prospect based on DT's own statements.
So for the most part I'd divert my attention back to British Comedy and right now we have the Edinburgh Fringe
BBC Radio Comedy
Funny From the Fringe