That Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD PC DL FRS RA is one of my GREATEST HEROES should not come as a surprise to any regular readers of this blog.
While I am glad that Donald Trump appears to share my admiration for this GREAT MAN, who was half-American (in that his mother was indeed an American), I, who know a fair bit about the demi-god, have some major doubts where he would have thought highly of Trump.
First and foremost Churchill would have HATED the “America First” remarks. Winston SUFFERED manly as a result of such sentiments in the 1030s when Europe was entering WWII and the U.S.A. wanted to remain neutral. Winston visited the U.S. to beg the Americans to change their attitude. That alone would be a huge sticking point between the two. Churchill was BIG on Allied partnerships.
Though Winston was known to be fond of women and greatly enjoy hetrosexual sex, it is well documented that he (despite his enormous power) was NEVER a sexual predator. He, true to his genuine aristocratic roots, was a good British Gentleman who treated women with respect (other than on a few humorous occasions when provoked by upper class ladies). He would not have tolerated Trump’s crudity. He would have found that vulgar.
Winston was also a GREAT scholar and a brilliant writer. He would have been appalled by Trump’s ignorance and lack of knowledge.
Winston also served in the military, in active duty, MULTIPLE times. He would not have been impressed with Trump’s 5 defferements.
And then there is Public Service. Winston served the British public in some capacity ALL his adult life! He would have found it hard to fathom that Trump, until becoming President, had not done any public service.
So, I think, my hero Winston will look down on Trump with disdain.