In a week chock full of fallout from the President’s disgraceful performance in Helsinki, it’s nice to see that at least some folks are having fun with it.If you can put aside the more troubling aspects of Trump’s buffoonish praise of Putin — smearing his own intelligence community, letting Russia off the hook for election interference, throwing our NATO allies under the bus — I guess the whole thing is fairly farcical.
Royal watchers were giggling over the Queen of England’s brooch selection during Trump’s visit to the UK — because in Britain trolling is nothing if not subtle and polite. One brooch was a gift from the Obamas, another from the people of Canada, and a third was worn at her father’s funeral.
The Trump Baby
Less polite were the Trump baby balloons that greeted him in London — activists in New Jersey liked them so much they’re bringing them home, where they plan to fly them over the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where the President spends many summer weekends.
The Finns got in on the action, in advance of Trump and Putin’s visit. The Helsingin Sanomat newspaper financed 300 billboards on the routes from the airport to the summit that scorched the leaders’ aversion to negative press: “Mr. President, Welcome to the Land of Free Press.”