Unless you missed the giant baby blimp, hundreds of thousands of protestors, or painful footage of Theresa May holding his hand, you will have noticed that President Trump has landed on our island.
He felt unwelcome, and with 77% of Brits having an unfavourable view of him, he quite clearly is.
It wasn’t only the level of protest that put Trump’s visit worlds apart from Obama’s. The first was the fact that Obama never snubbed the Queen twice within the first 15 minutes of meeting.
Here is some footage of their meeting:
One thing both supporters and denigrators of Trump can agree on is that he has a huge ego. One of the biggest egos, he might tell you.
You’d just have imagined his ego wouldn’t stretch so far as to disrespect the Queen of England though. But that’s exactly what happened upon his meeting with probably the most respected woman on the planet.
The US President was quickly condemned on social media by the thousands watching his meeting with Queen Liz during a guard of honour of the Coldstream Guards.
And…they are already leaving. Shortest tea party in the history of Queen Elizabeth II. Obama, Ronald Reagan both stayed overnight at Buckingham Palace by her invitation. Trump gets the treatment he deserves," Hi, have some tea and get the fuck out of my house." https://t.co/xWETUnJFf5
— Wags Pet Care (@WagsPetCare) July 13, 2018
Within just minutes, Trump was walking in front of the Queen – a huge no no – leaving her to decide which side of him to go as she caught up with him.
As well as with their behaviours, the two Presidents were treated differently by the British monarch.
With Trump, she got him in the palace, fed, and back out again within 45 minutes, whereas the Obama’s were invited to stay the night at Buckingham Palace.
Of course the nature of their trips was different, with Trump’s being a working visit and Obama’s a state visit of the UK.
When Obama went to England, he got a State Visit with Queen Elizabeth and the love of the English people.
tRump gets tea, a blimp of him in a diaper, and mass protests.
— ❄️ Nicole ❄️ (@NLB83) July 13, 2018
One Twitter user wrote:
Shortest tea party in the history of Queen Elizabeth II. Obama, Ronald Reagan both stayed overnight at Buckingham Palace by her invitation.
Trump gets the treatment he deserves, ‘Hi, have some tea and get the f**k out of my house’.
The Obamas built some incredible rapport with our Queen, with Michelle and her sharing a rare casual hug, and Obama saying:
She is truly one of my favourite people and should we be fortunate enough to reach 90, may we be as vibrant as she is.
She is an astonishing person and a real jewel to the world and not just to the United Kingdom.
A source of inspiration for me like so many other people around the world.
Trump loves his brash and spontaneous tweets, yet is still to release anything on his meeting with the Queen.
Speaking about the Trump baby blimp, one of the organisers, Murray, told CNN:
I feel like once we got to the point where we have a head of state who is suspending due process for some of the world’s most vulnerable people and snatching babies from their parents at the border and locking them in cages – at that point I don’t think we need to be civil to this man.
It’s about lifting the spirits of the nation and it’s already doing that, you know. It’s just putting smiles on the faces of people who had started to despair about the state of politics.
Now Trump has taken shelter in his beloved Turnberry golf course in Scotland from the protestors and blimp.
However the Blimp could be moved to Trump after a petition was started to fly the baby Trump blimp in Scotland.
Nearly 17,000 people signed the petition, but unfortunately Police Scotland refused the request.
I imagine Trump is going to leave it a long while before coming back here again.
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