In what looked like a school assembly hall with a paint job Liberace himself would have dismissed as ‘a bit much’, Farage tossed his idol softball questions in return for a few scraps of news. But mostly the ousted Republican leader just moaned.
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Donald Trump’s GB News interview was a greatest hits collection of the former Pesident’s gripes and grievances.
Nigel Farage flew to Trump’s retirement home – the gaudy, gold leafed Mar-A-Largo resort in Palm Beach, Flordia – to kiss the ring of the king in exile.
There, in what looked like a school assembly hall with a paint job Liberace himself would have dismissed as ‘a bit much’, Farage tossed his idol softball questions in return for a few scraps of news.
But mostly the ousted Republican leader just moaned.
Trump spent several minutes complaining bitterly about a wind farm that was built near his Scottish golf course six years ago.
And if you were wondering how long it’s going to take for him to get over his 2020 defeat at the hands of Joe Biden, perhaps this is an indication.
He complained about the election – which, of course, he still thinks was stolen from him.
He complained about being blamed for inciting a violent uprising at the Capitol Building. He claimed the “real insurrection” happened on Election Day, when millions of Americans did the unthinkable and violently voted for the other guy.
Trump moaned a bit about being kicked off Twitter, and agreed with Farage that politics is boring without his day-to-day presence.
But anyone watching this interview will have been reminded that even though Trump occasionally brought a frisson of excitement and unpredictability to the daily news – he spent the vast majority of his four years in the White House complaining.
Perhaps Farage’s greatest triumph was to stretch what appeared to be a 15 minute sit-down interview into a full hour on the broadcast schedule.
Not since Coronation Street’s heyday of Mike Baldwin and Ken Barlow has a TV channel devoted this much time to two elderly men whining at each other.
Still, it’s good to know that even if he doesn’t follow through on his threat to run again in 2024, he’s still his own Commander in Grief.