Fox News informed its viewers that the UK had just voted to leave the United Nations (rather than the European Union), and one New Yorker columnist says that because of their vote the British have lost their right to treat "Americans like idiots."
There is nothing funny about the stock market crashing, or your currency collapsing. But these things may prove temporary. What is more frightening is the prospect of up to two years of negotiations with the EU on how the UK will exit, finding a new Prime Minister, and the prospect of new independence referendums within the UK and more Brexit style votes by other EU nations.
But, sometimes it is better to laugh than to cry. There will be plenty of time for more tears later.
Luxuriating in the superiority of their intellect over Americans’ has long been a favorite pastime in Britain, surpassing in popularity such games as cricket, darts, and snooker.
But, according to Alistair Dorrinson, a pub owner in North London, British voters have done irreparable damage to the “most enjoyable sport this nation has ever known: namely, treating Americans like idiots.”
“When our countrymen cast their votes yesterday, they didn’t realize they were destroying the most precious leisure activity this nation has ever known,” he said. “Wankers.”
— James Offer (@joffley) June 24, 2016
The US presidential candidate was about to take to the podium at his Turnberry resort when comedian Lee Nelson interrupted and began giving out balls to the crowd.
Trump could be heard telling his security guards “get him out” as Nelson, real name Simon Brodkin, began speaking to the gathered members of the press.
Nelson, who appears to be wearing the Turnberry uniform, could be heard jokingly saying: “The new balls are available from the clubhouse as part of a new Trump Turnberry range.
“I forgot to hand them out before, I’m very sorry Mr Trump, and thank you, I apologise.”