Tony Blair should not tie himself to the coattails of Donald Trump; it’ll only make him even more unpopular
Tony Blair – a man worth an estimated £60 million – recently nearly redeemed himself by speaking sense about Brexit but if reports in today’s Mail on Sunday are to be believed, he’s now reverted to his self-serving ways of old.
According to the newspaper’s political editor, Simon Walters, Blair has met Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, three times since September and is attempting “to become a Middle East peace envoy” in the capacity of acting as an “advisor” to the 45th President of the United States of America. A “well placed source” remarked: “Blair has been pitching hard for this job and Trump’s people are taking him very seriously”.
Blair, whose previous claims of having no intention of making a political comeback now look to be utterly false, cannot be blamed for not wanting to sit on the sidelines. Life in retirement most probably doesn’t suit him, but, aside from illustrating utterly no loyalty to his old cronies the Clintons, in trying to get in with Trump he only shows himself as someone willing to sacrifice his principles in order to sit with a clan of brash billionaires and bullies.
Mr Blair would do well to remember what previously took his popularity south were such things as the behaviour of his grasping, money obsessed wife and his toadying loyalty to President George W. Bush. He should realise that Trump can only bring him worse ratings and he should step away from the most unstable man ever to occupy the White House.