Apparently, there is some talk on the part of White House staff that Donald Trump might make a trip to London in solidarity with the city after the recent terrorist attack on London Bridge. THIS IS A BAD IDEA.
This is such an horrific idea on any number of different levels. First, and foremost, there are likely to be huge — enormous — protests in London should Trump show up. And, given that Trump went on a manic tweet storm this morning attacking the Mayor of London, he did not exactly help his case.
Then there is the fact that Trump would be grossly politicizing something he has no business politicizing. He just needs to let London and Great Britain grieve. He should just shut up and, if nothing else, lead the free world like he was elected to do.
But who am I kidding. Trump is tone deaf that he will barge not only into the grief of London, but a national general election campaign taking place in Great Britain right now. He just shouldn’t do it. Please, for all that is holy, Trump, stay away from London and Great Britain right now.