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More divisive than Trump

4 February 2017

9:00 AM

4 February 2017

9:00 AM

Often, the tone words are delivered in is equally, if not more important, than the words themselves. It’s hardly surprising, then, that the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg has been criticised for her haughty questioning at the White House press conference last Friday. It speaks volumes both about the war between the sexes and elitist media.

It got worse. When footage of Theresa May holding Donald Trump’s hand as they walked down a slope together after the press conference circulated, social media went into crazed overdrive. May was castigated for ‘pandering’ to the abhorred orange one. Their ‘special relationship’ was taunted and mocked around the globe. Anger-singed fingertips and screens burst into raging orange flames. ‘She’s no more than a pathetic lickspittle who will pander to demagogues and tyrants,’ one ranted.

Ludicrously, a Downing Street spokeswoman had to speak out and clarify, ‘If you watch the video, they’re walking along and there is an unseen ramp. He offered his hand, which she took as they stepped down the ramp.’ Arrogant leftist media mocked May for ‘bonding’ with the US President, while the Independent patronisingly offered ‘a quick explainer on what political journalists are for’ in defence of Kuenssberg. Such unbearable, sneering arrogance is precisely why Trump got elected. It is why the masses loathe snobby press, and the fuel powering the growing divide between voiced opinions and the silent majority.

The reality, away from arrogant narrative is: Theresa May is currently steering the UK out of the hungry clutches of Europe. Can anyone seriously argue that a close alliance between the UK and US is a negative move? What precisely did these Trump loathers expect May to do, stand with her back to him to prove a point? Throw tomatoes? Fold her arms stubbornly across her chest rather than take his hand down a slope? Perhaps she could have worn a ‘pussy hat’ to keep feminists on side or yelled like Madonna?

The outpouring of bizarre criticism confirms that absolutely nothing Trump can do during his presidency could divide people more than feminism already has.

For the last fifty years, female resentment towards men has bubbled and bristled. Now it has overflown into scolding lava.

Since the feminists’ divisive rhetoric burst onto the world stage, it has driven a wedge between the sexes that never needed to exist. Now, we have reached the point where it is deemed suspicious, evil and wrong if someone of one sex dare outstretch a hand to another human being. Such is the hideous damage feminism has done. Chivalry has been viciously burnt on an f-shaped cross. Forget immigration policy and chuck Obamacare into the ‘deal with later’ pile, seething feminists hell-bent on revenge are at the very core of social divide. Their mindset has already built a wall, and with every brick another layer of resentment ensures disharmony will rule triumphant. Feminism trumps Trump in the hate stakes.

Never has that been more evident than in the rumbling disgruntlement since May’s US visit. There stood two prominent leaders, with vitally important jobs to do, hounded by pre-ordered judgment, pride and puerile prejudice. Anyone who attempts to claim it is Donald Trump who has turned politics into a pantomime needs to remove their blinkers. This ridiculous war was raging well before ‘locker room talk’. May can’t win. She was torn to shreds for trying to do her job as harshly as she’s been dismissed as a ‘bad feminist’. Harriet Harman previously described May as ‘no sister’. When May became PM, Harman quipped, ‘we’ve got a new Tory prime minister – and she’s a woman. But like Margaret Thatcher before her, Theresa May is no supporter of women.’

Ah yes, Maggie Thatcher, Britain’s first female PM who had no time for the feminist movement. As May took Trump’s hand walking down that slope, I hope Thatcher’s words rang loudly in her ears: ‘I owe nothing to women’s lib.’ For narrow minds that have lost their way, a reminder, her job is not to promote women. Neither is it to be bullied by left-wing media. Her role, like any woman in a position of power, should not have anything to do with her gender.

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