The news that Donald Trump is to visit the UK on Friday 13th July sent a chill down my spine .
You see it’s personal between the Donald and me . He has been following me. Or at least in my footsteps when he comes to Europe
First it was Taormina for the G7. He went to the Greek Amphitheatre next to the Timeo where I stayed.
Then Trump was in Hamburg for the G20 and pitching up at the Hotel Atlantic .
I stayed there as it features in John le Carre’s work . Amusingly Trump couldn’t get a room at the Atlantic . A very minor triumph which brought a smile to my face as I remembered my suite with a view across the lake .Trumped Trump for once .
Now it’s all starting again . I will be looking over my shoulder in London on Friday 13th .
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