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Old 5th Jul 2018, 16:59
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Is this grown up behaviour?

Giant Trump baby balloon gets permission to fly over London during visit - Business Insider

The useless London Mayor thinks it is ok to insult the US President with this childish balloon.

it doesn’t matter what your view of Trump is, good or bad, he is representing the USA and I think this is terribly insulting.

Khan is a political chancer and an embarrassment to the U.K.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 17:08
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Grown up? Probably not.
Funny? Yes.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 17:12
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Originally Posted by vctenderness View Post
Giant Trump baby balloon gets permission to fly over London during visit - Business Insider

The useless London Mayor thinks it is ok to insult the US President with this childish balloon.

it doesn’t matter what your view of Trump is, good or bad, he is representing the USA and I think this is terribly insulting.

Khan is a political chancer and an embarrassment to the U.K.
I think it's great and......... look forward to seeing it on the day and yes, you are correct..it is insulting which is, erm, possibly the reason why it will be flying. .

He's not actually representing America, he's representing himself, irrespective of the job title. There's a significant difference.

Can we take it you won't be attending the demonstrations then ?
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 17:31
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It seems beyond belief that an adult can think this is a good idea. I accept that there has been personal hostility between the London mayor and President Trump, but this sort of childish behaviour reflects badly on everyone in the UK. I sincerely hope that common sense prevails and the damned thing never gets into the air.
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I am very very anti-trump, I think he is the worst President in my lifetime (thats against some pretty strong competition).............but this is playground stuff, pathetic, childish and far more of an embarrassment for the UK than it could ever be to Trump.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 17:36
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I personally think it is quite ok for people to demonstrate against visiting heads of state. I was however very disappointed at the low level of protest against the visit of President Xi back in 2015.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 17:41
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I personally think it is quite ok for people to demonstrate against visiting heads of state. I was however very disappointed at the low level of protest against the visit of President Xi back in 2015.
That wasn't due to a lack of interest in protesting, but due to the heavy-handed policing to prevent anyone getting near enough.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 17:41
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Actually, I think it's quite flattering:

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As a U.S. citizen, I take no umbrage or insult at all from the idea.

Once Trump is involved, "grown-up" behavior has already been thrown out the window - he is a petulant, whiny/whingy 13-year-old in an old-man suit.

Insults are his preferred form of discourse: "Little Marco," "Lyin' Ted," "Li'l Rocket Man" - and what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

My respect for London, Khan, and the UK in general just went up a notch.
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Actually, I think it's quite flattering:

Except that the mouth is too small.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 17:51
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My view is that this is as pointless as arguing with an idiot; you just lower yourself to their level and then get beaten by their years of experience.
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This is the same Donald Trump that complained about the Mayor's response to a terror attack, I believe.

Mayor Khan had given a very measured response, telling Londoners not to be alarmed about an increased police presence. “My message to Londoners and visitors to our great city is to be calm and vigilant today. You will see an increased police presence today, including armed officers and uniformed officers. There is no reason to be alarmed by this. We are the safest global city in the world. You saw last night as a consequence of our planning, our preparation, the rehearsals that take place, the swift response from the emergency services tackling the terrorists and also helping the injured.”

Trump then took that completely out of context and criticized the Mayor for having told Londoners not to be concerned about terror attacks. "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’”

Of course the Mayor had told Londoners not to be alarmed by the police presence, not to somehow dismiss a terror attack.

I hope that Londoners give this sort of childish behavior back to Trump hot and heavy. Show him what you really think of him. About 55% of the American populace will enjoy seeing that balloon floating in London's summer sky, including me! The other 45%, well, you can't please everyone ....

SallyAnn, take a closer look at the Donald. His hands and his mouth are totally out of proportion to his hairdo and his Hugh Jarse; the first two are abnormally small, while the other two are, well, YUGE!
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 17:53
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Who ?..........wants to be a grown up.......
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@ Sallyann1234 - Ummm - no. His "anus-mouth" expression is one of his signatures.

https://goo.gl/images/au5JzV
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 18:11
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The Trump supporters I know think it's a great idea and would be happy to donate to have more Trump balloons flying there.

Just more proof that Commie can't meme.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 18:29
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We don't really do "grown-up behaviour" any more though, do we. Look at Trump for example.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 19:19
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I think it is a bit OTT to refer to Khan as a political chancer and embarrassment to the UK. He did, after all, initially refuse permission for the balloon. It seems he was persuaded to change his mind via a 10,000 signature petition.
Regardless, there seems to be an underlying "It is Khan's balloon" theme in some of the replies here. No it isn't!
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 19:24
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
My view is that this is as pointless as arguing with an idiot; you just lower yourself to their level and then get beaten by their years of experience.
What he said.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 19:25
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
I think it is a bit OTT to refer to Khan as a political chancer and embarrassment to the UK. He did, after all, initially refuse permission for the balloon. It seems he was persuaded to change his mind via a 10,000 signature petition.
Regardless, there seems to be an underlying "It is Khan's balloon" theme in some of the replies here. No it isn't!
He could have simply ignored the petition.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 19:31
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Let's hope the thing does not go free "ranch" or range as Pink Floyds pig did back in the 1970's from Battersea.
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