“She likes me, she really likes me”

Trump in Davos is trying to convince us all that he and Theresa May are best friends, best best best best dear close intimate best friends. May is simply saying the UK and the US remain allies.

His elegance and cogency were as usual striking.

“We’re on the same wavelength, I think, in every respect,” Mr. Trump said. “And the prime minister and myself have had a really great relationship, although some people don’t necessary believe that, but I can tell you it’s true.” He expressed respect for Mrs. May, and said he thought “the feeling is mutual from the standpoint of liking each other a lot,” adding that the two were “very much joined at the hip” on military matters.

Remember his visit to the White House during the transition, when he said afterwards that he liked Obama and Obama really really liked him?

Don’t bother watching after 53 seconds in. Anyway: that’s how detached from reality he is. He spent years giving oxygen to the lie that Obama wasn’t born in the US and isn’t a citizen and was therefore a fraudulent president…and then he says “he likes me” like a huge baby. And he says the same thing about May.

Maybe that’s because he doesn’t have the discipline or theory of mind to be polite to people he doesn’t like, so he can’t grasp that other people do.

Anyway. The chances that May actually “likes” him are nil.

Mrs. May was polite but less effusive and offered no personal testimonial to Mr. Trump, keeping her comments focused on their mutual national interests. “We, too, have that really special relationship between the U.K. and the United States,” she said. “It’s at each other’s shoulders. We face the same challenges across the world, and as you say we’re willing to go and to defeat those challenges and meet them.”

That’s how the adults do it; they don’t go prancing around the room exclaiming that Terry or Angie LIKES them.

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