LONDON — Frost/Nixon it was not. However at the least the golf course obtained a great plug.
Brexit firebrand Nigel Farage bagged a half an hour sit-down interview with Donald Trump on Wednesday as a part of the previous U.S. president’s journey to his Turnberry golf resort in Scotland.
The hardball questions simply saved on coming as the 2 males obtained caught into every little thing from how nice Trump is to only how massively he’s going to win the following election.
POLITICO tuned in to the GB Information session so that you didn’t need to.
Trump might finish the Ukraine warfare in 24 hours
Trump sees your advanced, grinding, warfare in Ukraine and raises you the deal-making credentials he honed having exactly one assembly with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
“If I had been president, I’ll finish that warfare in at some point — it’ll take 24 hours,” the ex-POTUS declared. And he added: “That deal could be straightforward.”
Time for a probing follow-up from the host to tease out the exact particulars of Trump’s huge plan? Over to you Nige! “I believe we’d all like to see that warfare cease,” the hard-hitting host beamed.
Nicola Sturgeon unhealthy, Sean Connery nice
Secure to say Scotland’s former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon — who give up a number of months again and whose ruling Scottish Nationwide Occasion now faces the most important disaster of its time on the high — isn’t on Trump’s Christmas card checklist.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever met her,” Trump stated. “I’m undecided that I ever met her.” However he knew one factor for sure. Sturgeon “didn’t love Scotland” and has no respect for individuals who come to the nation and spend “some huge cash.” Whoever might he imply?
One Scot did get a thumbs-up although. Sean Connery, who backed Trump’s golf course and was subsequently “nice, a troublesome man.”
Boris Johnson was a far-leftist
Boris Johnson’s huge drawback? Not the bevy of scandals that helped name time on the beleaguered Conservative British prime minister, that’s for certain.
As a substitute, Trump reckons it was Johnson’s latter-day conversion to hard-left politics, which went shamefully unreported on by each single British political media outlet on the time. “They actually weren’t staying Conservative,” he stated of Johnson’s authorities. “They had been … actually going far left. It by no means made sense.”
Joe Biden isn’t coming to King Charles’ coronation as a result of he’s asleep?
Paging the royals: Seems Joe Biden — who’s sending First Girl Jill Biden to King Charles’ coronation this weekend — received’t be there as a result of he’s … catching some Zs. “He’s not operating the nation. He’s now in Delaware, sleeping,” Trump stated.
Don’t fear, although: Trump defined how Biden’s authorities is definitely being run by “a really good group of Marxists or communists, or no matter you need to name them.” Johnson ought to hang around with these guys!
Meghan Markle ain’t getting a Christmas card both
Trump discovered time to wade into Britain’s unending tradition warfare over the royals, ably assisted by a totally-straight-bat query from Farage who stated Britain could be “higher off with out” Prince Harry turning as much as the weekend competition of flag-waving.
Harry’s spouse Meghan Markle has, Trump stated, been “very disrespectful to the queen, frankly,” and there was “simply no purpose to try this.” Harry, whose tell-all memoir not too long ago rocked the royals, “stated some horrible issues” in a guide that was “simply horrible.”
However have you learnt one one that actually, actually revered the queen? Donald J. Trump, who “obtained to know her very properly during the last couple of years” and revealed he as soon as requested her who her favourite president was.
Trump didn’t get a solution, he instructed Farage — however we’re certain he had one in thoughts.
Trump’s golf course actually is simply completely good
Solely obtained half an hour with the indicted former chief of the free world now main the Republican pack for 2024? Higher preserve these questions tight!
Fortunately, Farage obtained the important thing stuff in, remarking on how “unbelievable” Trump’s Turnberry golf course is, and the way it slots neatly into “one of the best portfolio of golf programs anybody has ever owned.”
“We come right here from this golf course,” Farage helpfully instructed Trump, from the golf course. “You turned this golf course round. It’s now the No. 1 course in the entire of Britain and Europe. You’ve obtained this magnificent lodge. You will need to have missed this place?”
Trump, it seems, definitely had missed the place. He’s, in any case, a person with “very highly effective concepts on golf and the place it ought to go.” A information ticker reminded us Turnberry is the No. 1 rated golf course in Europe.
Authorized troubles? What authorized troubles?
A few minutes nonetheless on the clock, Farage danced delicately round Trump’s current courtroom drama, saying he had by no means seen the previous president “trying so dejected” as when he sat earlier than the Manhattan Legal Court docket final month.
Trump predicted the drama would “go away instantly” if he wasn’t operating for president. However he made clear there are nonetheless some burning points holding him going: Specifically, taking up the “sick, horrible individuals” hounding him by means of the courts and relitigating the 2020 election consequence.
In an precise flash of stress, Farage delicately instructed Trump received in 2016 by tapping into voters’ issues fairly than reeling off his personal grievances. “You introduced this up,” the previous president shot again.
At the least they ended it on a optimistic notice. Trump stated a vote for him in 2024 would “eliminate crime — as a result of our cities, Democrat-run, are crime-infested rat holes.” Not like Trump Turnberry, which is the No. 1 rated golf course in Europe!