You go off into tangents yourself, Rout. Especially when I've refuted one of your arguments
But that's how conversations tend to work, but believe me it's just as frustrating debating with you. It's because we have different ideas about what we want from a government.
I don't like that we are so diametrically opposed here when like you say, we come from similar backgrounds. But that's what has happened.
As for the US, Fox News may love Trump, the Washington Times and the NY Post will support him but do you really think he has that much support in the media? New York Times? CNN? MSNBC? I'm not familiar with every station and news outlet in the US but by their (admittedly very conservative) standards there are a lot of moderate/liberal outlets. Almost all of which oppose Trump.
It's a question of whether they can agree on the right democrat to oppose him. Hillary and her husband are nasty piece of work, and despite Trump being a terrible person and politician, I can understand why she lost. Married to a rapist (yes I know innocent until proven guilty blah blah, but Christopher Hitchens spoke to the victim and found her credible and I'd take his word over the creepy redneck any day of the week).
Bernie Sanders comes across as a decent man, he was screwed over by Hillary last time. I think Elizabeth Warren is also a credible candidate with her championing of consumer rights. They are two good candidates, for sure. Not exactly along my political leanings but closer than Trump.
Unfortunately you get the idiots like AAC who is extremely disingenuous with her statements on immigration ("children separated from their parents when they cross the border illegally") Umm, yeah, that's what tends to happen when a parent commits a crime! So yeah, the Democrats being so divided could make it difficult to win the election despite Trump's poor record so far.
This time you make a few points I can agree with because the US basically leaves people to fend for themselves with no safety net. Huge spending on the military despite already having the most powerful military by a country mile and having the support of many European allies and Japan who also have fairly powerful armed forces. Don't think for a minute that my political position is THAT right wing. My position was originally supportive of those who formed the Change UK group from different parties. Unfortunately moderate politics isn't very popular anymore so it didn't work out and therefore a choice had to be made, which wasn't difficult for me.
You clearly see Johnson as a British Trump, but there is little comparison between their education level and policy. Johnson is a classic well-educated conservative where Trump is a crass opportunist who has no strong political convictions. He just knows how to play to the gallery. Ah well, not much more to say is there?