I’m Stuart Varney and this is "My Take."
Three years ago, I became an American citizen. I was born and raised in England, but having been welcomed with open arms here in the U.S., I had no problem joining the American club. It was my choice, and I made it willingly: I like it here. A constitutional republic is right up my street.
And it is with great pride that I see our president meeting the Queen of England with all the pomp and circumstance that the Brits do so well.
I love to see President Trump inspecting the guards at Buckingham Palace with Prince Charles. How American of Mr. Trump to stop for a chat with individual guardsmen. I like to see the royals putting on a great show for our guy. I'm proud, of our American president.
But I'll tell you this: I do not like to see the disrespect. And there's been a lot of it in Britain. The leftover there is the same as the leftover here: they detest Mr. Trump and go out of their way to insult him. This rubs me up the wrong way.
The Brits should be reminded that they have brought a crisis on themselves. The people voted to leave the European Union but their politicians have been unable to get it done. Don't blame trump: he'll help you get out!
And those demonstrators in London, with their name-calling and their insulting blimp: they should be reminded that the president is there to celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Without American soldiers, those people would be speaking German.
I went back to Britain two months ago: it was my first visit there in many years. I had heard all the stories about how unpopular President Trump is there, and yes, I heard some harsh criticism.
But I also heard this: "We could use a man like him over here." Or " He gets things done, doesn't he!" Yes, he does.
So I am a proud American looking at my president on a state visit to the country of my birth. And it makes me happy.
There's a good shot that the special relationship between the two countries could be reborn, with Donald Trump and maybe Boris Johnson! That would make me very happy.
Adapted from Stuart Varney's "My Take" on Fox Nation on June 3, 2019.