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British Say Trump is 100% Wrong: He Wouldn’t Have Sat at the Front at Queen’s Funeral

Just yesterday, Trump put out this masterpiece as a combination of adolescent rant and obliviousness about protocol and the complex considerations in a state funeral. Here is Trump’s post:

“This is what’s happened to America in just two short years. No respect!” Trump wrote. “However, a good time for our President to get to know the leaders of certain Third World countries. If I were president, they wouldn’t have sat me back there—and our Country would be much different than it is right now.”

And Trump actually wasn’t the only one to comment. Meghan McCain, another true genius who certainly earned her place on The View, and which had nothing to do with her last name, chimed in with this tweet that she’s since deleted:

Just curious why our President and First Lady were basically in the nose bleed section of the Queens funeral…

It turns out that Biden’s place at the funeral was set back behind the exact same people that we said would be ahead of him in the protocol for the state funeral, British Prime Ministers, Parliament members, various Royalty, etc., and Trump would’ve been in the same spot, if not worse. From Newsweek by way of the British Telegraph:

According to British newspaper The Telegraph, the leader of the U.S.—whoever they would have been at the time of the queen’s death—would have been seated in the same fashion, with members of the royal family, past and present U.K. prime ministers, and Commonwealth leaders taking precedent.

With royal protocol dictating that Commonwealth leaders outrank those from other parts of the world at the Queen’s funeral, it meant that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was seated nine rows ahead of Biden.

According to the newspaper, governor-generals from realms where the British sovereign was retained as head of state were seated first, with elected Commonwealth leaders behind them.

In accordance with protocol, the governors-general of the realms that retain the monarch as their head of state, were seated first with and elected Commonwealth leaders behind them.

So, yet again, Trump was just flapping his mouth about sh*t he couldn’t be bothered to look into. Trump probably would’ve insisted on sitting in front and caused an international scene while also being moved back by the British police.

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