In Japan Times, Jeff Kingston rounds up international views of Donald Trump. It’s not pretty. Here’s a bit:
. . . Michael Cucek, a lecturer at Sophia University, reminds us that “as the essential nation, the U.S. cannot indulge itself with electing a boorish moron as its president. The U.S. has already tried that once this century with devastating results.”
In a Kraft cheese field of ludicrous dolts, Trump stands out like a ripe Gorgonzola.
“Trump is the P.T. Barnum of American politics but with a serious twist: he’s given Americans who are so tired of ‘politics as usual’ and political correctness an outlet to feel free again,” says Nancy Snow, professor emeritus of communications at California State University, Fullerton.
If I were a Gogonzola, I would be insulted. Limburger would have been a more apt comparison. (I purchased a bit of Limburger once, determined to try it, not believing it could smell as noxious as reputed. That was a mistake; I couldn’t get it past my nose.)