Have you ever watched a movie and one of the bad guys falls into quicksand and you watch as he thrashes about desperately trying to save himself?
Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond is in political quicksand, he is sinking, and as he realizes his time is nearly over, he thrashes about trying to claim the attention he once had as First Minister of Scotland.
When Alex Salmond got a slot on a radio show to promote himself, he took his first step onto thin ice. Claiming he would shoot from the hip, so far he keeps hitting his foot. Salmond is using the LBC network to ramp up his war of words with Donald Trump. From best buddies one minute; mortal enemies the next, where and why did this all start?
It started when Alex Salmond wanted Donald Trump to sign off on a prewritten letter saying that Trump supported the release of the Lockerbie Bomber Al Megrahi. The SNP were roundly condemned in the US, and by the American Government for the releasing Al Megrahi and as such the SNP sought allies to less the bad PR hit on them.
Donald Trump refused, and I can understand totally his reasons for doing so, his business would have suffered a serious loss of reputation, in fact, it was a stupid move by Alex Salmond and the SNP highlighting how lacking in ‘statesmanship’ they actually are. Salmond thought the world revolved round him when in fact he was just a political non entity in the US. He wanted to snub the British Government who had done an agreement with Libya, a classic two fingers up to them, petty is the norm in the SNP under his leadership.
So, we have Salmond a falling star, trying to hitch his star to Donald Trump, whose star is on the rise, it looks increasingly likely that the republican race is turning into a one horse race, and with the Democrats looking weak, could we be seeing President Trump walk into the White House?
Stranger things happen at sea!
Salmond has branded Trump a “chicken” and threatening to “kick his ass” if the US presidential ever called into his weekly radio show.
Would I call if I was Trump?
Not a chance, as Triump aptly put it, Salmond is a “has-been,” who has been “an embarrassment for Scotland”.
Truth hurts doesn’t it, there is Salmond trying to set up his Court in London and use the radio station to promote himself, and in reality he has nothing left to offer.
Alex Salmond marched Scotland up the hill telling his legions he was leading them to independence only to have the embarrassment of turning them all around and walking back down the hill with his tail between his legs.
Total humiliation, next morning after his defeat, he resigned as SNP leader, in the huff, and looking miserable and dejected.
Earlier this week, Salmond jumped on the bandwagon to support calls to ban Trump from Britain over outspoken controversial remarks regarding a total ban on Muslims entering the United States. This would mean, regardless of country, if you are a Muslim, you can’t enter America. This is said to be similar to a ban by President Jimmy Carter who banned Iranians, Trump said his ban would be a temporary measure while America worked out how to deal with the increasing threat posed by Islamic Terror Groups such as Isis.
Salmond said that Trump’s exclusion from the UK would “do him good”.
If elected, I suspect many of the Scottish National Party might find themselves excluded from the US as Trump may consider that this will do ‘them’ good as well.
Salmond previously branded Trump “three times a loser”, I suspect if a list is drawn up then Salmond would feature top of the list.
With Trump’s bandwagon rolling along quite nicely, he has been endorsed by ex-Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, Salmond says that this is the kiss of death to his candidacy, no, it is not; Trump is going from strength to strength.
The fall of Salmond will be slow and painful, each time he takes to the air to try and keep his ‘popularity’, he will drive people away, his rants will get wilder, and this slope he won’t climb back up from, one way all the way!
Who calls someone ‘chicken’, Donald Trump is a successful businessman, I don’t like his style as I have said before, he like Salmond likes to bully his way to get what he wants, and people like Salmond helped in re the golf course. Ordinary people were ignored when the Trump organization wanted their land, where was Alex Salmond then to protect their rights?
The coward kept his mouth shut.
On Monday a three-hour parliamentary debate was held on whether or not Mr Trump should be banned from the UK after more than 570,000 people signed a petition, that petition wasn’t binding on the Government to ban him, and it failed.
Salmond has spoken out to ban Trump; he got that wrong, much in the same way he got the mood for Scottish independence wrong, he has lost the feel for politics, lost the plot and lost the feel for what is right.
You could make a case for asking has Salmond lost his marbles!
A spokesman for The Trump Organisation said:
“Mr. Salmond has become increasingly unpopular and should find something better to do with his time.”
I think if Salmond wants to visit the US, he should do so prior to the US Presidential election, post election he might have a tricky time getting passed US Customs.
I am almost tempted to declare for Donald Trump myself to see how Alex Salmond reacts to getting his own ban on entering the US.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University