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Friday 13 July 2018

British publican misreads the public mood about Trump

A British publican appears to have badly misread the mood of his customers after renaming his London establishment The Trump Arms to mark the visit of US president Donald Trump. 

With protesters marching on the US embassy to protest Trump’s visit to Britain and a general dislike of the bombastic politician, the former The Jameson pub in Hammersmith, West London, suffered a backlash. 

It received a barrage of negative reviews on its Facebook page after it emerged that the pub would change its name and throw a welcome party on Tuesday for the presidential visit.

Damien Smyth, the pub’s Irish landlord, told the London Evening Standard that he wanted to show Trump that, despite widespread protests and a giant Trump baby balloon flying over the Houses of Commons, he had support in the capital.

The pub describes itself as a “traditional” British establishment on TripAdvisor. 

“I’ll never set foot in this pub again,” said one reviewer, who used the name Rose Garden, who added the place “stinks of p*ss”.

“Horrible place and becoming a favourite with racist misogynists,” Jack Adkins added.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry My Friend but this is Fake News .Business is absolutely booming. Actually I am thinking of opening 52 more. kind regards Damien Smyth The Trump Arms London.