Will James O’Brien now admit he was wrong?
There can be few beliefs which unite Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and James O’Brien.
However, there is one political bogeyman all three seem to loathe – each has laid into Donald Trump with the kind of language usually reserved for Third World despots, or criminals at the far end of the felony spectrum.
James O’Brien of LBC Radio has also continuously in the past ridiculed Nigel Farage and Ukip.
Nigel Farage and Ukip championed Brexit, and Nigel Farage has been credited with appearing and most probably advising during the election campaign of Donald Trump.
We all know by now, Donald Trump went on to win the presidency of the United State of America.
James O’Brien had said previously that Ukip were wrong about Brexit, and that Donald Trump was wrong concerning his policies and views.
On both occasions O’Brien was proved wrong.
Both the British and the American people strongly disagreed with James O’Brien – as was clearly shown in the outcomes of both the EU referendum within the UK and the Presidential election within the USA.
Jeremy Corbyn described Mr Trump’s beliefs as “an affront to common humanity”, while Boris Johnson joked that he would avoid parts of New York, in case he bumped into Mr Trump while there.
Such a consensus could leave you thinking there is anti-Trump unanimity in Britain, that his brand of populist, no-holds-barred rhetoric may play well in the Midwest of the USA, but that it has no place here in the UK, for example, Mid England.
It is a suggestion which angers millions of Brits who were in fact desperately hoping for a Trump victory.
It also confirms the majority view that the media and the left-wing political establishment are biased against anyone who challenges their own cosy liberal elite politically correct consensus, including, in our opinion, the likes of the left-wing James O’Brien of LBC Radio.
“Trump shoots from the hip, not like a regular politician,” Lee says. “It’s quite refreshing.”
Sitting in a well known popular pub, where Lee and his friend, Fran, seemed happy that so many others also want to hear why they find Mr Trump appealing.
Both are UKIP activists and both stood unsuccessfully as UKIP candidates in the last general election.
They believe Mr Trump is being subjected to unfair criticism of a kind that their own party suffered.
“It doesn’t matter what he says, he seems to be vilified,” says Fran, who particularly approves of Mr Trump’s attitude to Russia.
“He says he’s going to work with Vladimir Putin, whereas John Kerry wanted to cut ties with Russia.
We don’t want a Cold War.”
Lee is attracted by Mr Trump’s stand on immigration: “If you don’t know who the people are who are coming in, you don’t know if they are good guys or bad guys. He wants strong controls.”
Donald Trump’s links to UKIP were brought into focus in August, when he was joined on stage by Nigel Farage at a rally in Mississippi.
There had been repeated speculation that the interim UKIP leader offered campaign advice to the Trump team, with reports that Mr Farage would be a welcomed personal guest of Mr Trump in the future too.
However, Mr Trump’s support in Britain extends way beyond this one party, according to Jon Stanley, a commentator for the right-leaning think tank, The Bow Group.
“I come from the north of England,” he says, arguing that many people there will be attracted by the same Mr Trump policies as their blue collar counterparts in the US.
“We’ve almost got used to deindustrialisation… if you’re manufacturing things that can suddenly be manufactured in China, your working class people get absolutely stuffed. Donald Trump thinks he can bring these jobs back.”
It is promises like this which have helped propel Mr Trump from joke outsider to president-elect of the USA, and in the process it has posed a big problem for those who ridiculed him.
Those in positions of influence within the media will now be questioned concerning their judgement upon matters of public interest and public opinion.
“It’s always sensible to be polite from the start about someone who may become president of the United States,”
As we all now know, he actually did rightfully win the election.
While not happy to be called a “Trump fan”, Mr Rees-Mogg supports some Trump policies and says if he was American, he would of voted for Trump simply because he is a Republican.
“I am a Conservative and would usually vote for the equivalent Conservative candidate,” he says.
Asked if some of Donald Trump’s comments, like calling Mexicans “rapists”, put him beyond the pale, Mr Rees-Mogg says British people should not be so judgemental about a democratic process different to their own: “I think a certain humility about other people’s elections is prudent.”
There were a lot of people who didn’t like Donald Trump, besides the James O’Brien’s of this world.
Just how wrong all of the doubters were – including the Radio Presenters who tried to convince us all that they were right!
The people of the United States of America made their feelings and choice very clear, they voted in their 45th President, Donald Trump.