If there’s one thing Trump never gets tired of, it’s the droning sound of his own voice. It’s an ironic trait, given the fact that his fumbling relationship with the English language is infantile at best.
His penchant for bloviating — which often includes shamelessly fabricating details from thin air — makes it difficult for even his closest officials to get a word in edgewise. Apparently, that frustrating problem also extends to interactions between our pontificating president and foreign leaders.
Bloomberg News reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May finds it “almost impossible” to get any of her points across during phone calls with the American president, because Trump rarely stops talking, intent on fully monopolizing the discussion with his stream of consciousness nonsense.
May, on average, gets sporadic five to ten-second windows to interject her salient points before Trump starts rambling again. Bloomberg describes it as Trump essentially monologing into the phone, with the leader of America’s closest, historic ally forced to sit back and let the word salad was over her.
It’s worth noting that Trump, an admitted sexual assaulter and accused child rapist, is a deeply, deeply misogynistic man. One can’t rule out the possibility that Trump’s demonstrated inability to give May proper attention and respect is simply because he’s unwilling to give her the same deference he would to a man. It’s utterly unacceptable and is actively damaging one of American’s cornerstone international relationships.