LONDON — Frost/Nixon it was not. But not less than the golf course received a good 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 received caught into all the pieces from how nice Trump is to simply how massively he’s going to win the following election.
POLITICO tuned in to the GB News session so that you didn’t must.
Trump may finish the Ukraine battle in 24 hours
Trump sees your complicated, grinding, battle in Ukraine and raises you the deal-making credentials he honed having exactly one assembly with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
“If I were president, I will end that war in one day — it’ll take 24 hours,” the ex-POTUS declared. And he added: “That deal would be easy.”
Time for a probing follow-up from the host to tease out the exact particulars of Trump’s large plan? Over to you Nige! “I think we’d all love to see that war stop,” the hard-hitting host beamed.
Nicola Sturgeon unhealthy, Sean Connery nice
Safe to say Scotland’s former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon — who stop a few months again and whose ruling Scottish National Party now faces the biggest crisis of its time at the top — shouldn’t be on Trump’s Christmas card listing.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever met her,” Trump mentioned. “I’m not sure that I ever met her.” But he knew one factor for sure. Sturgeon “didn’t love Scotland” and has no respect for individuals who come to the nation and spend “a lot of money.” Whoever may he imply?
One Scot did get a thumbs-up although. Sean Connery, who backed Trump’s golf course and was due to this fact “great, a tough guy.”
Boris Johnson was a far-leftist
Boris Johnson’s large drawback? Not the bevy of scandals that helped name time on the beleaguered Conservative British prime minister, that’s for certain.
Instead, 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 really weren’t staying Conservative,” he mentioned of Johnson’s authorities. “They were … literally going far left. It never made sense.”
Joe Biden isn’t coming to King Charles’ coronation as a result of he’s asleep?
Paging the royals: Turns out Joe Biden — who’s sending First Lady Jill Biden to King Charles’ coronation this weekend — gained’t be there as a result of he’s … catching some Zs. “He’s not running the country. He’s now in Delaware, sleeping,” Trump mentioned.
Don’t fear, although: Trump defined how Biden’s authorities is definitely being run by “a very smart group of Marxists or communists, or whatever you want to call 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 endless tradition battle over the royals, ably assisted by a totally-straight-bat query from Farage who mentioned Britain can be “better off without” Prince Harry turning as much as the weekend competition of flag-waving.
Harry’s spouse Meghan Markle has, Trump mentioned, been “very disrespectful to the queen, frankly,” and there was “just no reason to do that.” Harry, whose tell-all memoir not too long ago rocked the royals, “said some terrible things” in a guide that was “just horrible.”
But have you learnt one one who actually, actually revered the queen? Donald J. Trump, who “got to know her very well over 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 advised Farage — however we’re certain he had one in thoughts.
Trump’s golf course actually is simply completely sensible
Only received half an hour with the indicted former chief of the free world now main the Republican pack for 2024? Better preserve these questions tight!
Happily, Farage received the important thing stuff in, remarking on how “unbelievable” Trump’s Turnberry golf course is, and the way it slots neatly into “the best portfolio of golf courses anyone has ever owned.”
“We come here from this golf course,” Farage helpfully advised Trump, from the golf course. “You turned this golf course around. It’s now the No. 1 course in the whole of Britain and Europe. You’ve got this magnificent hotel. You must have missed this place?”
Trump, it seems, definitely had missed the place. He is, in spite of everything, a man with “very powerful ideas on golf and where it should go.” A information ticker reminded us Turnberry is the No. 1 rated golf course in Europe.
Legal 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 “looking so dejected” as when he sat earlier than the Manhattan Criminal Court final month.
Trump predicted the drama would “go away immediately” if he wasn’t working for president. But he made clear there are nonetheless some burning points maintaining him going: Namely, taking up the “sick, horrible people” hounding him by means of the courts and relitigating the 2020 election consequence.
In an precise flash of pressure, Farage delicately recommended Trump gained in 2016 by tapping into voters’ issues somewhat than reeling off his personal grievances. “You brought this up,” the previous president shot again.
At least they ended it on a constructive observe. Trump mentioned a vote for him in 2024 would “get rid of crime — because our cities, Democrat-run, are crime-infested rat holes.” Unlike Trump Turnberry, which is the No. 1 rated golf course in Europe!