REPORT: Britain Invites Trump For “Dummy Run” Visit

TOO easy. Politico reports:

The U.K. government invited U.S. President Donald Trump for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in a “dummy run” ahead of an official visit, the Daily Mail reported. Trump will be offered a state visit next year, but only if his low-profile trip is a success, the newspaper said.

The dummy visit is in response to concerns that Trump’s visit could be a disaster and his unorthodox approach to protocol — or his eccentric behavior — could embarrass the Queen. May from her side wants to avoid upsetting Trump as she is keen to broker a good post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. His visit is likely to trigger demonstrations.

  • another_steve

    Don’t sully your pristine shores, dear U.K. friends.

    Don’t let him in.

    • Reality.Bites

      I’m now picturing the Queen as Rizzo in Grease:

      Keep your filthy paws off my pristine shores. Would you pull that crap with Tibet?

      • David Walker

        Tibet has no perceived (monetary) value as far as 45 is concerned. Ergo, Tibet is safe.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Except for a true American hero, that dude from Scotland who told him to go fuck himself. And note: That’s how you use the C. Proof positive of its benefit.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pbTmXsfiYk

      • greenmanTN

        Colbert and Seth Meyers are great, but Samantha Bee doesn’t get enough recognition. She goes after Trump like a mongoose after a cobra.

        #rikitikitrump

        • vorpal 😼

          I think Samantha Bee’s relatively new show has become one of my favourites. She is witty and merciless.

          • greenmanTN

            No mercy whatsoever.

          • vorpal 😼

            I haven’t been on much lately, and it sounds like you haven’t, either, so off topic: how is your militia of mini mews?

          • greenmanTN

            They are great, though perhaps possessed Buy Satan. There was an appointment to get her spayed so I tried to get her into the carrier and now my hands and arms took like I went to war with a weed-whacker!

          • vorpal 😼

            Oh, those little razor sharp kitten claws!
            Glad you won the war and hoping for a quick recovery!

      • joeyj1220

        Samantha Bee is life

      • Acronym Jim

        Poppy!!!

      • Kenster999

        And that correspondent, Amy Hoggart, is *adorable*!

      • Grumpy Old Man

        Le Belle Dame sans Mercy

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Lock Him Out !

  • netxtown

    Hang on there, Ms May. There’s a good chance he’ll be gone by September…..

    • Reality.Bites

      Her too

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Hear. Fucking. Hear.

      • Robert Pierce

        That will only happen if she walks out of the Brexit negotiations over the EU citizens’ rights fiasco and our government’s refusal to acknowledge the European Court of Justice safeguarding the rights of EU nationals in the UK post Brexit. It still has not been resolved and might not which would mean a vote of no confidence in her, then she’s gone.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          I don’t see how she can avoid such a vote. Her government is tenuous at best. But will BoJo be better?

          • Robert Pierce

            BoJo is unlikely to be the next PM. She’s just been given clearance to sack cabinet members who get out of hand. He could be the next one to go before her. David Davis is one of the other contenders. He recently shot his mouth off about the UK not paying anything back to the EU for commitments already made. The extremist Gove is another but I doubt he will get anywhere.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            I hope that you’re right, and if so I owe you a cyber drink, but I also never thought that DUP would ever be a blip on anyone’s radar. They’re a useless blip now, but still a blip.

          • Robert Pierce

            Even if the Tories had lost to Corbyn assuming Labour would have not achieved a majority to form a government, it would have been forced to do the same thing with the DUP since my party, the Liberal Democrats, would never have gone into coalition with them. It learned its lesson from the 2010 election. Never again. Mine is now the only pro EU party opposed to Brexit entirely even though the majority of Labour MPs are pro Remain. Corbyn isn’t and never was.

          • Kruhn

            They could’ve gone for a coalition with the Scots.

          • Kruhn

            I heard the strongest possible candidate for Tory leadership is the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

          • Robert Pierce

            Phillip Hammond would be the only one capable. The Brexit hardliners, Johnson and Gove are out to get him. They don’t like him. Hammond is the heavy weight, the only one in May’s cabinet who understands the impact of Brexit more than any other. Plus, Hammond is a Remainer.

        • David Walker

          I had only just discovered “Have I Got News For You” a few weeks before they went on hiatus, but I find I miss it. It’s remarkable and sad that the best news commentary comes from comedy shows. Are there other titles I should be looking for on YouTube, which is where I found HIGNFY?

      • billbear1961

        lol

    • Rambie

      Trump is the hemorrhoid on reputation of the United States. Like a real ‘roid, he’ll be around longer than desired and never totally gone.

    • FAEN

      I like the enthusiasm but it will take longer 😕.

    • Gerry Fisher

      mmmmm…I’m betting gone by next summer. Mueller’s revelations should hit late ’17 early ’18.

      • netxtown

        If he fires Mueller – all hell will break loose. And it is high time it happens. Let’s get this shit out in the open and let the chips fall where they will. We NEED this to happen.

    • JCF

      If only…

  • justmeeeee

    dumb and dumber. tessie and donnie must fight over who is dumb and who is dumber.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      She’s in a very tenuous position, from what I’ve read. About a week ago, David Davis had to abruptly leave the Brexit negotiations on the 2nd day of official negotiations after about one hour in order to dash back to London and vote in Parliament and prop up May’s gov’t., which raised a lot of eyebrows in Brussels.

      • billbear1961

        Oh, I heard about that!

      • Lauchlan Bernard-Christopher M

        Well, the conservative government has just thrown the economy off the Brexit cliff and May’s desperate for any trade deals to show the government is in control and leaving our biggest trading partner in order to stifle Tory party infighting was a good thing to do . However Brits won’t buy your chlorinated chicken , hormone pumped beef or G M foods ; and hands off the NHS so it’s gonna be a tough deal to negotiate .

    • billbear1961
      • justmeeeee

        hers or his?

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen
  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    God save the Queen!

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Scatter her enemies
      And make them fall.

      Help us former Colonists in our time of need, your Majesty.

      • Acronym Jim

        “Obie-Liz; you’re our only hope.”

    • Gerry Fisher

      “… She ain’t no human being”

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    The Dummy Run will have to wait until the dummy gets back from his 3-week vacation on the Chris Christie Memorial Trump Golf Resort.

    • FAEN

      But Obama was playing too much golf remember? Not one peep from the GOP while Cheeto vanishes for almost THREE WEEKS!

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Tweeting evidence of criminal activity is hard work. Fortunately for Trump, his kids pitch in and help with that family business so he doesn’t wear out his thumbs.

      • Hank

        Hopefully, while he is away, he can Do No Harm!!!

      • prixator

        They’re probably hoping for a brief respite from the embarrassment.

    • Mike Solo

      Didn’t he say no vacations until the Obamacare was repealed?

      • RNegron

        You believe anything he says?… How Cute… /s

  • FAEN

    Sounds like a disaster in the making. He is incapable of being an adult. Plus the protests will be loud and nasty.

    • Tread

      Good. Brits doing what Americans should.

      • kareemachan

        Um, if you haven’t noticed we have a LOT.

    • billbear1961

      The protests BETTER be loud and nasty!

  • canoebum

    Invitation? They should declare him persona non grata, like most of America and the rest of the world.

  • rednekokie

    Ms. May — you do not need to take on America’s embarrassment for any reason.
    Please do not invite him — now – or any time else.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Invitation was made, now they’ve got to delay it until something happens that lets them cancel while saving as much face as possible.

      I think it’s just giving the both of them more of a facial road-rash than was necessary.

  • The New Paige Turner™

    Liz has dealt with bigger idiots and clowns than Trump. Yes he will break protocol and say or do something stupid however she will not budge.

    Phil however is known to not tolerate fools easily or be kept waiting and would go toe to toe with Trump if it came to swearing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BkdYTDj6Eg

    • Reality.Bites

      Philip has retired from most public appearances though.

      • The New Paige Turner™

        Indeed. I can imagine Trump saying something like “OK so you’re the Queen, why isn’t Phil the King?”

        And then tweeting something crass like

        “Low energy Prince. Sad”

  • Boreal

    Both would be dummy visits.

  • greenmanTN

    OT, but HEY! I have literally been unable to post here for a month, at least not without waiting for 4 to 2O minutes, if ever, for Disqus to load, and it just loaded immediately with no wait! Yay!

    https://youtu.be/gIJ9S7cL7hQ

    Dude is so hated and only his supporters aren’t in on the joke.

  • Carl

    They’re worried he might be embarrassing? Does a bear shit in the woods?

    • billbear1961

      I’m told they do!

      • David Walker

        But you use Charmin, right?

  • Mike Solo

    I’m already signed up to the mass protest facebook page, they send out alerts if they think he will slip in the country. They are expecting hundreds of thousands. I think we can do better!

    Good thing I’m moving to England from Scotland soon, easier reach to protest. I will take the day off.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Is there a mass protest Facebook page here in the US? There should be a mass protest someplace in the country every single day, but there isn’t.

    • Câl

      I think he (and the UK government) might have a real surprise how big the protests will be: people lining the streets wherever he goes booing, mooning and shouting. Think Princess Diana’s funeral cortege but eggs and rotten veg instead of flowers. I’ll be there somewhere in the crowd!

      • Mike Solo

        You’re right. I’ve never been to a protest, and now I feel compelled out of all things decent to protest against him. I feel its my duty to now, something I’ve never felt before.

        • Câl

          I’ve not protested much since the anti- poll tax marches and against the setting up of Clause 28 (when the Thatcher government banned schools etc from discussing LGBT issues positively) as a uni student and shortly after. Trump should not be allowed into the UK except as a “rendition” stopover on his way to Gitmo.

          • Dazzer

            The Resist Trump campaign has a full-time worker to co-ordinate protests around the country.

            Journalist Owen Jones (family) is one of the organisers of the protests, so if you’re on Twitter, he’ll alert you to any protests happening near you or in London.

            But, I suspect there will be an incredibly fast and efficient, co-ordinated system in place for British people to make their displeasure known.

            I also suspect that some MPs – especially those in Tory marginals – are dreading the level of emotion that might be raised in opposition to Trump – especially if they’re strong Brexiters.

            I get the impression that the 48 per cent who voted against Brexit are still looking for an angry way to protest the result – and Trump will give them that excuse.

        • Jeffg166

          Please do go. He needs to know how loathed he is. He’s hiding out in the USA to avoid anyone who doesn’t like him.

          • prixator

            Even in the U.S., he’s only gone before friendly groups or to one of his properties. I’d think he was being kept in a bubble but, from his tweets, he does seem to have some exposure to non-biased media.

          • Jeffg166

            I saw a street shot on Inauguration Day with cops lining the street and a handful of people behind the barricades. That said it all. He can’t deal with the reality that he really is that unpopular.

          • prixator

            Sore losers!! It’s all Obama and Hillary’s fault! 😉

    • Kruhn

      Give them hell guys! And get the cutest buns to line up the route to moon him. We can use the eye candy over here.

    • STH

      Mike Solo, I’m headed to the UK for three weeks starting tomorrow. Can you tell me what Facebook page you’re following for protest info? Hoping against hope I’m in London when he’s there so I can join the protests.

      • Mike Solo

        It’s called “Stand Up to Trump”, that should point you in right direction. Let me know if you can’t find it from there

        • STH

          Found it! Thank you so much!

  • Bluto

    “You must work out Liz, you’re not bad for an old broad.”

    Thought of the day:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1e68b9c6ce3d34134138f7a97a85f116a84084db7e86490bebc999e0e9091280.jpg

    • greenmanTN
      • Bluto

        Good to have you back!

        • greenmanTN

          Thank you for saying so. I think every voice at JMG is different than the others, by age and experience, and I didn’t like not being able to participate.

          I mean Another_Steve gets to lust after Jared Kushner (ewww!) and I can’t post?! 😉

          • Hank

            I think it is the yarmulke that turns Steve on, and what he can do to knock it off his head! /s Good to have you back greenMan!

      • billbear1961

        Hello, TN!

      • TrueWords
        • greenmanTN

          My favorite (took forever to find a link to the full thing) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2o5y7d

          Though as a Southerner I have a fondness for that loud-mouth schnook, Foghorn Leghorn.

          https://youtu.be/O5gIl_LmOEE

          • David Walker

            I love…Ah say, I love that rooster. I figured out pretty early on that WB satirized the big movie stars. I was too young (quiet) to get some of the characters, but I knew they were modeled after something. I asked mother about Foghorn and she told me that he was supposed to be Senator Claghorn, one of the characters on Allen’s Alley on The Fred Allen Show. He was off the air before I picked up favorite shows, Later, small LP companies started to sell excerpts or full shows of classic radio programs. Fred Allen was one of them and I couldn’t get over how funny it was, how funny Senator Claghorn was, and how funny the other residents were. (Fred and Jack Benny had a running “feud” designed to help each other’s ratings, and that was hysterical.) So, radio came back to me just as the above cross-dressing bunny brought classical music to me. As the Senator told Fred, “Ah’m from the south, boy. The south, that is. When Ah’m in New York, I refuse to watch a Yankee’s game.” Game, that is.

          • greenmanTN

            Yes, Foghorn Leghorn is based on Senator Claghorn from the radio play. Sadly, idiot that he was, he would probably be our President.

            i actually love the old radio shows, especially those based on spooky/horror stories. I also like silent films, though with updated music, so I get my weirdness honestly.

            https://youtu.be/C8ZxoGLmw9U

            Perhaps the most beautiful/awful scene in a horror movie. Nosferatu didnt just show up, he brought plague rats with him…

            https://youtu.be/3b5LsWKxJ_g

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    • vorpal 😼

      LOL my old boyfriend and I used to joke about my lack of culture and his love of classical music by me saying, “Why do you have this obsession with playing Bugs Bunny whenever we’re in the car?”

  • John Calendo

    We’re not sure you know which side the fork goes on, dear. Or how to fold your napkin. Also, no shirt, no shoes>no service in Buckingham Palace.

  • StillALiberal

    May wants to give Trump a short non-state visit whilst praying that the USA wakes up and kicks his fat ass out the White House by 2018, so we will avoid the embarrassment of him meeting the Queen. The phrase “Kicking it into the long grass” comes to mind.

    • coram nobis

      Could also be that there’d be a different PM by 2018, someone else that would have to deal with this incursion.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Keep away from him the Duchess of Cambridge.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    With this condition, the practice invite, doesn’t it guarantee that Trump will NOT have a state visit? I can’t imagine him accepting something that makes plain that May considers him such an embarassement, that he can’t be trusted to interact with the Queen.

  • TrueWords

    Trump thinks HealthCare costs $1 a month….so I can only imagine what he will do in Britian

    • Dazzer

      If he falls ill in the UK, it’s probably best that he doesn’t get treated at an NHS hospital.
      His attitude to healthcare has not made him popular with doctors, nurses or patients – everyone is scared that in any trade deal with the US, Trump and his thugs will insist of letting private American healthcare companies into the NHS market.

      • William

        Is it called a DNR over there?

  • medaka

    Well, I do love Howard Devoto, ya big dummy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d_ObuxOypk

  • Hank

    Hair Drumpf, in an official visit, will NEVER give the proper greeting to Her Royal Highness, after all, she has the Crown he so DESPERATELY DESIRES!!!

  • TrueWords
  • djcoastermark

    Gotta love the double meaning of ” Dummy Run “. I wonder if t rump realizes he’s being played by the British ?

    • AJayne

      Nah, British comedy would be lost on that buffoon.

  • billbear1961
  • Robert Pierce

    Whatever the right wing Daily Fail reports, we EU Remainers and a number of EU leavers will make sure that any trip he makes here will be as unpleasant as possible. We are ready and waiting to ‘unwelcome’ him.

    • Lauchlan Bernard-Christopher M

      I have a feeling that to ensure the dummy run goes as smoothly as possible the plebs will be kept far far away from p45. Oh sure there’ll be parades with soldiers in nice shiny uniforms; Meetings with the “Great and the Good” (expect the usual has-been stars of stage and screen and the usual titled arse lickers to be presented to him ) . However London’s a powder keg at the moment after the Grenfell Tower incident so there’ll be no open top parades in the streets or there will definitely be demonstrations

  • bkmn

    Dummy run – an appropriate adjective but they should know he will not run.

  • Karl Dubhe

    I wish I could travel there, I’d be happy to show my rump to Trump.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Trump will be good as gold around the queen. It’s what he will say behind her back and in front of the public that’s the problem.

    • kareemachan

      I doubt it. He’ll say something to the effect of “Hey, I really wanted to bang your DIL. But she wouldn’t. What’s up with that?”

    • Dazzer

      You can absolutely guarantee that Princes Harry and William will be privately briefing against Trump on any visit he makes.

      They’ve never forgiven him for boasting on the Howard Stern Show that he could have banged their mother, Princess Diana, just weeks after she died.

  • JT
  • 2patricius2

    Sounds like a screen test, or an audition for a reality show.

    • Dazzer

      We have an amazingly awful reality show on TV at the moment called “Love Island”.

      Trump’s visit would give rise to another, highly anticipated game show about how an island can refuse to show its love.

      There will be placard-writing, egg-toss, loudest voice, best insult, originality of protest rounds.

      Whoever wins the rounds will e able to claim a front-row seat at the protests.

      • William

        Locals need to set a record for the most ‘moons’ on display at a public event.

      • AJayne

        Reality show challenge to Britain: Show Us How You Really Feel About don-the-con’s Visit

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      … and the Biggest Dummy is Dumpf!!!
      (I don’t think we’ve ever had a contestant get every question wrong!)

    • coram nobis

      If the trip was a musical they could call it “London Derrière”.

  • Ken M

    The Brits are brilliant. “No gold carriage…for your own protection.”

  • Harveyrabbit
  • AtticusP

    Dummy run? They must have had Trump in mind when they came up with the term.

  • coram nobis

    And practicing their lines.

    DUMMY DONALD: Pleased to meet you, Mrs. Queen.
    BETTY WINDSOR: (voice that could freeze the Thames) Indeed.
    DUMMY DONALD: Say, your Grace, where’s the royal throne?
    BETTY WINDSOR: Down that hallway. Second door on the left.

  • Jeffg166

    “His visit is likely to trigger demonstrations.” The sun is likely to come up tomorrow.

  • JWC

    Trump, you made your nest now lie in it . The world knows what you and the Tramp are They know there is no silk purse in that sow’s ear. You are an embarassment to America and the World

  • William

    Does the UK still have a law on the books regarding ‘American Colonial Insurgents’? The Queen could have Trump locked up in the Tower. Imagine the Yelp review.

    • Ken M

      He has a massive hotel and golf in Scotland..surprise

  • TampaDink

    His calendar is pretty full with all of his vacations & golf weekends.

  • theonlyseven

    Fun Fact: Since she became Queen, the only times senior royals have been guests at the White House was during a Republican admin. As she is now too old to travel the job could fall to the two princes. Considering what Horrible Orange Man said about their mother combined with Will being a lazy sod, they may have to break with tradition.

    • Ken M

      If he makes even one ginger comment, Trump should be shot on sight.

      • theonlyseven

        “Off with his head!”

  • Ken M

    You know the Queen had to smile at that suggestion, and that’s rare.

  • juanjo54

    Dummy run is exactly the way I would describe it.

  • Kissmagrits

    A practice run to develop strategies for dodging rocks and bottles, no doubt.
    I remember Nixon getting pelted with Pepsi bottles in 1958 Caracas.

  • justmeeeee

    Isn’t it ironic that the greatest nation of the past two hundred years and the greatest nation of the two hundred years before that (by most measures) are now, all things considered, hovering stupidly around mediocre?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Theresa May is a fucking C**T as the Brits would say and is desperate for some kind of acknowledgment from 45 given that her political capitol is all but spent with the EU, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and others. One Dummy asking another Dummy to not be as Dumb and they are.

    Oh, and I can guarantee you that London will be as welcoming as Parisians at La Place de Concorde for King Louis.

  • fuzzybits

    That visit is appropriately named.

  • Galvestonian

    A running of the Dummies – how appropriate – is this anything like the ‘Queen Victoria Handicap ? As on Monty Python …

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Make it an annual event. The Running of the Dummies! The Upper-Class Twit Olympix! Pamplona North!

  • Jeffrey

    oh my god, how embarrassing for our country

  • Willys41

    Dear Britons: Yeah, we appreciate you making the effort to show some respect. But, hey, it’s really just asking too much of any rational people.

  • JaniceInToronto

    I wish I could go to the demonstrations there. Getting tear gassed would make me feel young again…

  • Gianni

    How appropriate: A ‘dummy’ run for the biggest dummy!

  • rednekokie

    Well, they got the nomenclature right — it would, indeed, be a visit from the “dummy”.

  • Dale Snyder

    Could somebody please advise the UK against this shit?

    PLEASE????

    The fat piece of shit is already beyond a fucking EMBARRASSMENT to the international community!

  • Kevin Perez
  • 2guysnamedjoe

    The proposed dummy run would be superfluous. His life is a 71 year long dummy run. Take a look at it, and you’ll learn all you need to know without the expense, embarrassment and aggro of an actual visit.