Former Tony Blair Spokesman: Hard to ‘Overestimate Just How Despised’ Trump Is in the UK

Wednesday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” Alastair Campbell, the former head of communications for former Prime Minister Tony Blair, commented on President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to the United Kingdom, saying it he didn’t think it was possible to “overestimate” how despised Trump is there.

Campbell said, “I don’t think anybody can possibly overestimate just how despised he is. I mean, he really is. I know he’ll probably think because of his Scottish heritage and the rest of it — I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever known — and he might think it’s unfair because we’ve had Chinese leaders, we’ve had Putin, and you haven’t had necessarily the level of protests. But I think people feel that America is a special country and, therefore, the leadership in America should be something that British people can look up to and respect. I’m afraid that there is very, very little respect for him.”

He added, “I suspect that you will find the protests will be big. People will not want him to feel welcome at all. I think that goes — I think that goes very, very far across the board.”

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