I find myself wishing that instead of welcoming Trump after his uncivil and brutal takedown of British Prime Minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth had said publicly that she would not receive him. I wish the Queen had backed her Prime Minister, and in the process conveyed to Trump that his rudeness has consequences. I can’t think of a better person to give that message to our wannabee autocrat than a 92 year old silver haired monarch.
I understand why the Queen did not make such a bold statement. The monarchy has survived because the royals assiduously avoid politics and remain neutral and gracious even in the face of ugly provocation.
But I wish she had.