Are you suffering from "Vacation Envy?"Most U.S. Citizens, vacationing in foreign nations arent having as much fun as they planned, thanks to one man Donald Trump.
Yep, this summer, an overseas vacation has become a relentless apology tour, and just about every American with a passport is being interrogated by the rest of the world about our bizarre Republican presidential candidate.
Two weeks abroad and I lost count of how many baffled Europeans asked us to explain Donald Trump, tweeted Sherry Stern, a California magazine editor who found herself Trumpsplaining in London; Cambridge, England; and Budapest.
Add another thing to the list of things Trump has stained.
The Trump Effect is contaminating our kids and could resonate for years https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/americans-vacationing-overseas-find-themselves-on-a-donald-trump-apology-tour/2016/08/11/cb6b30ac-5fd1-11e6-af8e-54aa2e849447_story.html?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_2_na
Donald Trump is provoking insults from more than just London's new mayor, with the mayor of Paris jumping in to slam the Republican presidential candidate.
"Mr. Trump is so stupid, my God," Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, standing next to new London Mayor Sadiq Khan, said this week when asked about Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
Khan, London's first Muslim mayor, has been criticizing Trump for days over the New York billionaire's idea, saying it would prevent him from visiting the U.S. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/279532-paris-mayor-donald-trump-is-so-stupid
Who said, "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves."
I enjoy hearing from early online critics of George W Bush Jr. Are you still posting interesting Opening Posts at DU? I haven't seen any of your fine work lately. I became suspicious and active in protests, after Bush won (or stole) a second term from John Kerry.
Real life has been consuming more of my time than in days of yore. I still do the occasional drive by, or throw my pearls of wisdom into others offerings. I am fully as enraged though.. and a bit gobsmacked by the repub's current leader.. How the HELL did he manage to bully his way into the public discourse?
From the beginning, Republican voters were opposed to Clinton; but many loyalists cannot support Trump. Congress-critters and Senators - with a large constituency of minorities - will lose elections by openly endorsing Teflon Don. Although he viciously attacks their reporters and threatens to sue them, media continues to be unusually forgiving to Trump.
had to answer for W being re-elected(?).
Seems like our Repubs and the fact that anyone would vote for them baffles Europeans
I haven't been in years, but fortunately most of my travel was before we started electing complete morons in to office.
is ion Rio covering the Olympics. He took a T-shirt that says, "Yes, I am an American. No, I am not voting for that idiot Trump."
I also think that most people who are Trump supporters aren't interested in foreign travel.
She had a wonderful time. She is Canadian, though (I live in metro-Detroit and we have a lot of cross border commutes/ workers)
what I thought about the Donald. Everywhere I went. By everyone I met.
business jets, to be precise (I work on the simulators). We have clients from around the world. I have been asked about him several times in the smoking area.
(when they found out I was living in Texas)
I told them he would be their / our worst nightmare: endless war and a crashed economy
I cannot even imagine explaining Trump
We visited England, Scotland and Sweden.
Happened 2 or 3 times being asked about dubya. When I told them we were from Texas. So he is still remembered.
But had the TV show "Dallas" brought up about 5 times.
my English brother visited me and all he wanted to see was that freaking ranch - bear in mind I never watched that silly show - blech
I don't watch TV. No news or good science fiction television series on anymore.
Southfork Ranch, used in the opening scenes of the TV show Dallas
I lived overseas when Carter was President. People I met thought the American voters were batshit crazy for electing him. Of course in this case, Trump is the one who is a complete nut job.
I wish we had built a wall around our state before Trump arrived!; but his jet could have still landed. We could have caught him at Albuquerque International Sunport and the Journal could have run a story called Sunport Deport for Trump!
People there were sort of amused by all of it. Is amused the right word? Maybe it was horrified.
I live in europe, and people are talking about this election quite a lot. Mostly about Trump. People ask me who I think will win.
Right now it seems like the hubbub has settled down or at least stabilized. My embarrassment was at it's peak a couple of months ago.
But with Trump's famous "Mexico Wall" and planned changes in Mexican Trade-deals, affecting attitudes in border towns, Gringos could get into trouble down south.
But yes, I've had to answer questions about Trump from everyone to Thai masseuses to Cambodian cab drivers to American ex-pats to Autralian bros.
I just kind of shrug my shoulders and stutter, then apologize then hope for the best. What words are there?
First, Chinese (government approved) media ridiculed Trump, claiming his rise to potential power was a prime example of a reason people should not be allowed to hold free elections. In other words, the general population in most nations is too foolish and irresponsible to select their national leaders.
In my opinion, the US Senate and House of Representatives can provide similar examples for Chinese media - especially with the increasing focus on government corruption; but back to the point. Recent media releases in China changed, claiming they don't fully understand Trump. Unlike most Chinese media, this approach does not appear to be pure propaganda. Does ANYONE fully understand what Trump represents? Do his irresponsible comments reflect his actual views? Can ANYONE trust this outrageous fool with sane management of nuclear weapons?
Not even Europe and the number one question was WTF is up with Donald... Most of the people weren't to keen on Hillary either... Sanders was their pick for the most part...
it better be in Trump Tower, he is not welcome in
But I was wrong. At least the saving grace is that Trump will not become president, but yes It is so frustrating to have this meathead spewing stupid garbage that American's traveling abroad have to then explain.
What if a newly naturalized Muslim - with ISIS links - causes massive death in the USA; and Russia, which supports trump hacks several key voting machines, instead of a Democratic National Committee server.
But there would be riots in the streets if Trump rigged this election and stole it.
Also Russia, China and North Korea enjoy hearing our European Allies and Western Media criticize US Presidents.
Weve heard the presidential candidates say some wild things this election cycle, but at a recent campaign event in Iowa, Donald Trump gave credit to Kim Jong Un for ruling with an iron fist and violently consolidating power in North Korea after being crowned following his fathers death.
After returning from an overseas trip, Trump Brown Shirts that were stalking her, finally inflicted the Trump Trade-mark for women. I am definitely saving this image to my journal! Trump-trolls and paid online operatives of the R.N.C. have already removed it from everywhere else on the internet! I copied it from a previous Opening Post at Democratic Underground. I WILL EXPLAIN ITS SIGNIFICANCE LATER!
According to a creative online writer at The Onion: God, look at this thing, said a dejected Trump, hoisting up a large quantity of belly flab with his forearm to make his stunted organ visible. Pitiful.
Sure, the words alone paint a painfully visceral picture, but artist Illma Gore did the rest of the legwork for us and actually drew Trump and his popcorn shrimp in all of its majestic glory. As you can see, the aspiring emperor truly has no clothes.
Here is another photograph, from Cosmopolitan:
That's when you get two days off in a row to take care of errands and past-due tasks around the house, right?