Christopher Meyer, the former British ambassador to the United States, penned an op-ed that spoke in favor of President Donald Trump ahead of his visit to the United Kingdom.
In a matter of hours, Meyer would find himself in the hospital and you would be hard pressed to recognize his bloody face.
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Meyer was attacked by two youths at Victoria station in London yesterday afternoon, his wife told The Times.
The 74-year-old former diplomat was left with bloody injuries to his eye, nose and lip after being assaulted while making his way home via London’s public transit system, Baroness Meyer told the paper.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) July 12, 2018
“He looks terrible. His left eye is like a golf ball and bleeding, the nose looks like it could be broken,” she said.
Meyer doesn’t remember the attack, but his wife said she was “absolutely shocked by the level of the brutality.”
“They really beat him,” she said. “It’s appalling — like something you would see in a war zone.”
Police say the motive for the attack was likely robbery, though nothing was reported taken.
And while there’s nothing to suggest the beating was related to Meyer’s remarks on Trump’s visit, he told his fellow countrymen that they should care about offending Americans in protesting Trump.
“Should we care? Yes, we should,” Meyer wrote. “Like it or not, we have vast interests invested in the US – economic, military, intelligence, to name but three. Our security and prosperity depend in large measure on keeping our close and long-standing partnership in good working order.”
“The plain truth is that the US is our single most important partner and ally and President Trump is its democratically elected leader,” he added.
And while London Mayor Sadiq Khan is a fierce critic of the American president, and approved the flying of an “angry baby Trump” blimp near Parliament during Trump’s visit, not all Brits dislike the American President.
Not everybody in Britain is down on Donald Trump’s visit. The Jameson pub in Olympia, West London, has become the Trump Arms, for instance. pic.twitter.com/wFHs4ozQOK
— Freddy Gray (@Freddygray31) July 11, 2018
Not all Brits approved of the float either, as seen from a British Baptist minister.
“I’m not a Trump fan. I support the orderly protest march planned for London against his policies,” tweeted Steve Chalke. “But to float a 20ft ‘Trump Baby’ blimp, depicting him as smartphone-wielding, nappy-wearing infant is to sink to his level of vitriol & disrespect. I think it belittles us, not him.”
I’m not a Trump fan. I support the orderly protest march planned for London against his policies. But to float a 20ft ‘Trump Baby’ blimp, depicting him as smartphone-wielding, nappy-wearing infant is to sink to his level of vitriol & disrespect. I think it belittles us, not him. pic.twitter.com/eeAdaBJAvn
— Steve Chalke (@SteveChalke) July 11, 2018
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