Discussion: Brooch Burn: Queen Wears Pin From Obamas During Trump's Visit

Queen Elizabeth wore a 14-karat yellow gold brooch gifted to her by the Obamas on the day President Donald Trump arrived in the UK, according to a Tuesday Hill report.

According to a Tuesday Hill report Queen Elizabeth wore a 14-karat yellow gold brooch, gifted to her by the Obamas, on the day President Donald Trump arrived in the UK. 

Sentence structure r hard.
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Oh yeah, you totally burned him your majesty.

That was SOOO much more effective than refusing to meet with him and making public statements about how awful and dangerous he is.

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According to a Tuesday Hill report, Queen Elizabeth wore a 14-karat yellow gold brooch, gifted to her by the Obamas, on the day President Donald Trump arrived in the UK.

Sure is.

Enough nit picking fer ya?

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Ever read the book … " donnie Does Subtleties " ?? …

You probably never will … either —

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Ahem, you know HM the Queen does not do politics overtly ? Would be a serious faux pas to do PM May’s job…

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Her reluctance to insert herself in international relations is understandable. But it seems she could have notified her diplomatic liaison she had suddently taken ill and would be unable to meet with Trump. Everyone involved would have known EXACTLY the message she was sending while she maintained plausible deniability.

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Maybe I’m mistaken and the Obamas did gift her the brooch on the same day Trump visited.

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Kate Riga, that’s not Her Majesty’s only slight against Trump using jewelry.

The brooch she wore when meeting Trump was most famously worn by her mother at her father’s funeral. It carries great significance relating to George VI’s strong relationship with Churchill (whose own mother was American) and the past close relationship between the US and the UK, which is now ‘dead’ with Trump as president.

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This is what I needed this morning.

Will Trump be able to heed the advice not to mean tweet the Queen?

Doubtful.

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Plus “gifted” Why oh why have we turned our back on “given”? Everywhere that politicians and non-profit leaders go, they spill out this awkward noun-turned-to-verb, when “given” works so well.

Look at where it is generally used, and you will find that people are trying to make a nice point even nicer by upping their use of language. – I’m not against using it as an adjective, e.g.“Obama was a gifted statesmen.” But please, not as a verb, or that even worse verb turned back into a noun “giftings.”

Still it was delightful that Elizabeth found a way to express her appreciation for the fine statesman we used to have with a dig at the buffoon who is occupying the White House these days.

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His lack of awareness serves precisely to nurture his immense narcissism. He can not care what people think of him. So yeah. He’s still nuts.

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Anyone watching Last Word last night? Lawrence had Jill Wine-Banks on. She too, had a bit of jewelry on.

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Bury the lead.

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Point taken. I guess I can’t expect her to be holding the string to a trump-baby-blimp off a Buckingham balcony anytime soon. It seems like a pretty mild dis to me but I won’t pretend to get royal protocol.

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I’m sure we can expect the wingnut meme “But the Churchill bust!”

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Anything short of a hammer blow to his forehead is way to subtle for Trump to understand.

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How cool is the Queen, she trolled the big orange toddler.

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Getting burned by something not nearly as gold as it appears to be is basically speaking Trump’s exact language.

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This is what monarchs and popes do, they refuse to make overt political gestures but signal their thoughts and preferences in subtler forms. I have no doubt that after this meeting the Queen probably scrubbed her hands raw and downed several gin and tonics.

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