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Jeffersons Ghost

(15,235 posts)
Sat Aug 13, 2016, 12:54 PM Aug 2016

Are you suffering from "Vacation Envy?"

Most U.S. Citizens, vacationing in foreign nations aren’t having as much fun as they planned, thanks to one man — Donald Trump.

Americans vacationing overseas find themselves on a Donald Trump apology tour
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


Paris mayor: Trump is 'so stupid'

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
Are you suffering from "Vacation Envy?" (Original Post) Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 OP
On the Grand Trump Apology Tour..not Posh.. but Nosh annabanana Aug 2016 #1
nice quote on your signature line, annabanana Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #2
Courtesy of annabanana Aug 2016 #9
Those are truly powerful words. Thanks for your reply... Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #23
Ah JG, annabanana Aug 2016 #24
It's like out of all the Republican candidates they picked the one least likely to succeed Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #31
I remember reading on this board years ago how American travellers in Europe rurallib Aug 2016 #3
Just returned from 11 days in Europe a couple weeks ago. TacoD Aug 2016 #4
Sorry meant to reply to OP (nt) TacoD Aug 2016 #5
Would love to hear about your experience over there if you care to share. smirkymonkey Aug 2016 #20
A journalist friend of mine.... Adrahil Aug 2016 #6
Perfect! Trumpsplaining has to be exhausting DesertRat Aug 2016 #29
A friend/ co-worker just returned from 10 days in europe etherealtruth Aug 2016 #7
I was just on a foreign business trip -- and was constantly asked mainer Aug 2016 #8
I work in flight training awoke_in_2003 Aug 2016 #10
I would just say "fuck Donald Trump." Initech Aug 2016 #11
back in 2000, English folk asked me what I thought of Dubya Skittles Aug 2016 #12
Had the same thing happen to me last year duncang Aug 2016 #16
gawd Skittles Aug 2016 #30
What "ranch?" Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #37
jeez, it's been so long I had to look it up Skittles Aug 2016 #39
This is nothing new Abq_Sarah Aug 2016 #13
I noticed your flag.... Carter won a Nobel Peace Prize - an international honor Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #38
I work in Mexico in the summer. a la izquierda Aug 2016 #14
This is true. Quantess Aug 2016 #15
On a limited income I don't do world wide travelling at all. B Calm Aug 2016 #17
Same here... I guess that I could visit Mexico, which is relatively close Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #21
I'm more concerned about the 11 bombs that went off yesterday Nevernose Aug 2016 #18
I should be Ibiza, apologizing for Trump right now. MrScorpio Aug 2016 #19
The Chinese media reaction to Trump is puzzling... Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #22
Just got back from two weeks in Quebec and PEI belcffub Aug 2016 #25
In a word: Nnnnnnope. cherokeeprogressive Aug 2016 #26
Wear or show them a button like this one. . . DinahMoeHum Aug 2016 #27
Says dim don, if I lose, I will take a long vacation Motley13 Aug 2016 #28
I thought things couldn't get much worse than Bush zz-la Aug 2016 #32
There are some possibilities of him becoming president... Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #33
Anything is possible zz-la Aug 2016 #34
Would riots in the streets of the USA be a concern for Russia? Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #35
Yes. moondust Aug 2016 #36
Tyrannical ruler Kim Jong Un hopes Trump will replace him, as international clown Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #40
Milania Tump might be allowed on a nude beach on the French Riviera Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #41
This woman's artwork was bannned from important internet retailers after Trump threatened to sue. Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #42
Vacation? What the hell is that? Orrex Aug 2016 #43

Jeffersons Ghost

(15,235 posts)
2. nice quote on your signature line, annabanana
Sat Aug 13, 2016, 01:36 PM
Aug 2016

Who said, "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves."

Jeffersons Ghost

(15,235 posts)
23. Those are truly powerful words. Thanks for your reply...
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 02:22 PM
Aug 2016

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.

annabanana

(52,791 posts)
24. Ah JG,
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 02:28 PM
Aug 2016

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?

Jeffersons Ghost

(15,235 posts)
31. It's like out of all the Republican candidates they picked the one least likely to succeed
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 08:02 PM
Aug 2016

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.

rurallib

(61,806 posts)
3. I remember reading on this board years ago how American travellers in Europe
Sat Aug 13, 2016, 02:51 PM
Aug 2016

had to answer for W being re-elected(?).

Seems like our Repubs and the fact that anyone would vote for them baffles Europeans

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
20. Would love to hear about your experience over there if you care to share.
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 09:29 AM
Aug 2016

I haven't been in years, but fortunately most of my travel was before we started electing complete morons in to office.

 

Adrahil

(13,340 posts)
6. A journalist friend of mine....
Sat Aug 13, 2016, 03:06 PM
Aug 2016

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."

DesertRat

(27,995 posts)
29. Perfect! Trumpsplaining has to be exhausting
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 03:19 PM
Aug 2016

I also think that most people who are Trump supporters aren't interested in foreign travel.

etherealtruth

(22,165 posts)
7. A friend/ co-worker just returned from 10 days in europe
Sat Aug 13, 2016, 03:08 PM
Aug 2016

She had a wonderful time. She is Canadian, though (I live in metro-Detroit and we have a lot of cross border commutes/ workers)

mainer

(11,970 posts)
8. I was just on a foreign business trip -- and was constantly asked
Sat Aug 13, 2016, 03:26 PM
Aug 2016

what I thought about the Donald. Everywhere I went. By everyone I met.

 

awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)
10. I work in flight training
Sat Aug 13, 2016, 09:56 PM
Aug 2016

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.

Skittles

(152,184 posts)
12. back in 2000, English folk asked me what I thought of Dubya
Sat Aug 13, 2016, 10:24 PM
Aug 2016

(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

duncang

(1,907 posts)
16. Had the same thing happen to me last year
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 05:33 AM
Aug 2016

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.

Skittles

(152,184 posts)
30. gawd
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 05:47 PM
Aug 2016

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

Abq_Sarah

(2,883 posts)
13. This is nothing new
Sat Aug 13, 2016, 11:09 PM
Aug 2016

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.

Jeffersons Ghost

(15,235 posts)
38. I noticed your flag.... Carter won a Nobel Peace Prize - an international honor
Mon Aug 15, 2016, 08:39 AM
Aug 2016

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!

a la izquierda

(11,751 posts)
14. I work in Mexico in the summer.
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 01:05 AM
Aug 2016

People there were sort of amused by all of it. Is amused the right word? Maybe it was horrified.

Quantess

(27,630 posts)
15. This is true.
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 04:59 AM
Aug 2016

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.

Jeffersons Ghost

(15,235 posts)
21. Same here... I guess that I could visit Mexico, which is relatively close
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 12:55 PM
Aug 2016

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.

Nevernose

(13,081 posts)
18. I'm more concerned about the 11 bombs that went off yesterday
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 06:16 AM
Aug 2016

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?

Jeffersons Ghost

(15,235 posts)
22. The Chinese media reaction to Trump is puzzling...
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 02:07 PM
Aug 2016

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?

belcffub

(595 posts)
25. Just got back from two weeks in Quebec and PEI
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 03:05 PM
Aug 2016

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...

Motley13

(3,867 posts)
28. Says dim don, if I lose, I will take a long vacation
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 03:14 PM
Aug 2016

it better be in Trump Tower, he is not welcome in

Ireland
Philippines
Paris
London
middle east





zz-la

(224 posts)
32. I thought things couldn't get much worse than Bush
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 08:40 PM
Aug 2016

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.

Jeffersons Ghost

(15,235 posts)
33. There are some possibilities of him becoming president...
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 10:42 PM
Aug 2016

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.

zz-la

(224 posts)
34. Anything is possible
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 10:45 PM
Aug 2016

But there would be riots in the streets if Trump rigged this election and stole it.

Jeffersons Ghost

(15,235 posts)
35. Would riots in the streets of the USA be a concern for Russia?
Sun Aug 14, 2016, 11:17 PM
Aug 2016

Also Russia, China and North Korea enjoy hearing our European Allies and Western Media criticize US Presidents.

Jeffersons Ghost

(15,235 posts)
40. Tyrannical ruler Kim Jong Un hopes Trump will replace him, as international clown
Mon Aug 15, 2016, 08:36 PM
Aug 2016
Trump Gives Props To North Korea's Boy Tyrant Kim Jong Un For Being Ruthless

We’ve 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 father’s death.
http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/trump-gives-props-to-north-koreas-boy-tyrant-kim-jong-u-1752087883

Jeffersons Ghost

(15,235 posts)
42. This woman's artwork was bannned from important internet retailers after Trump threatened to sue.
Mon Aug 15, 2016, 10:28 PM
Aug 2016

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:

Orrex

(62,779 posts)
43. Vacation? What the hell is that?
Tue Aug 16, 2016, 06:45 AM
Aug 2016

That's when you get two days off in a row to take care of errands and past-due tasks around the house, right?

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