In something we may have never seen before, Donald Trump late Thursday bowed his head in shame and explicitly admitted that protesters in the United Kingdom have made him feel “unwelcome” in London.
Trump was asked by reporters about the Trump baby blimp that has become a viral sensation across the world. Trump responded to a question about the blimp by saying, “I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London.”
“I used to love London as a city,” Trump continued, “I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?” Trump then complained about the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who approved the blimp for flight in light of Trump’s visit.
“And when I say that I am talking about government because the people of the UK agree with me.” Trump said. He did not mention Khan by name, but he was complaining about London specifically so that is who he meant. This is a stunning reversal from Trump, as earlier today he said he believes London citizens “like me a lot.”
To my knowledge, we have never seen Trump admit that protests got to him. This just opens the door for more protesting against Trump, because now we know that it works. Social media is running wild with the success of this protest, so feel free to join in on the fun and share.
Trump talked about the Trump Baby Blimp! On why he's not spending much time in London: “I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London…when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?"
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 12, 2018