Watch this UK humorist ridicule President ‘Trumphole’ for cowardly cancelling his British trip
Following a bizarre and profanity-laced week in American politics, MSNBC’s “AM Joy” show offered a light-hearted look back with US-based British humorist Martin Lewis.
Anchor Joy Reid asked Lewis about the purported reasons for cancelling a planned trip to the United Kingdom, the second time Trump has cancelled a visit to America’s close ally during his time as President of the United States.
“Is that why Trump cancelled?” Reid asked.
“Listen, first of all, I normally defer to President Trump on anything matters to do with real estate, after all, he had real estate companies that went bankrupt four times — and in the 1970s the U.S. government charged his landlord companies with racial prejudice,” Lewis replied.
“This is actually quite good news for the president, because the British equivalent of the Attorney General has the power to ban anybody who is considered an undesirable person,” Lewis explained. “They have so far 1.9 million British people have signed a petition saying he’s undesirable. Moreover, they just did a poll…and he got a record breaking 128% said he is undesirable.”
Lewis did not anticipate Trump would ever visit the United Kingdom as president.
“The demonstrations would be larger than the crowd that he had for the inauguration,” Lewis predicted. “And moreover, if said anything that was racially hateful or inciting, he could be arrested. He doesn’t get diplomatic immunity, you have to be diplomatic to get diplomatic immunity, and he could find himself in prison for up to 14 years.”
“And it worse that that…if you’re a criminal in prison, you’re not allowed to wear a wig, a hair plug or a weave. So no longer would Donald Trump be a bald-faced liar, he’d be a bald liar period,” Lewis observed.
“I have to ask about Donald Trump’s sh*thole countries comments,” Reid acknowledged.
“I hate using the word sh*thole,” Lewis replied. “Could we change it to Trumphole? I think that would be better.”
Lewis also explained why Trump’s comments about Africa were taken as an insult to Britain.
“The thing is, the African continent has 54 nations, 18 of which are part of the British Commonwealth, whose head is her majesty the queen. That royal wedding invitation, Donald, I’m not so sure you’re going to get it,” Lewis suggested.
“I’ll tell you who they really would like to see in Britain make a state visit,” Lewis continued. “That is the delightful porn actress Stormy Daniels.”
“Martin Lewis, you’re a national treasure, you are an international treasure actually,” Reid concluded with laughter.
Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018