I WONDER how many column inches have been written about that divisive figure Donald John Trump.

The American presidential election was in the balance for days after the polls closed last Tuesday. But not for Donald. Within a few hours, he was clear: he had won!

In the recent past Margaret Thatcher was a woman who was either admired or deplored. Boris Johnson is similar, though I suspect that for many there is some vestige of sympathy for a man clearly out of his depth and in the wrong job.

I was staggered, however, to discover that 56 per cent of this country’s Conservative MPs supported Trump.

I should not have been surprised because like Trump, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Alexander Boris De Pfeffel Johnson and co have one thing in common: they have no conception how the vast majority of people live or even survive.

And sometimes I think they don’t even care. In passing, I even wonder how with their exotic names how they would have coped in OLSP or in the Dumbarton or Vale Academy.

They would have been out of place because they are out of place and out of touch with how the rest of us live.

Recently the question was asked: “Why do some British people not like Trump?” I would say this in response.

He lacks class. He manipulates facts. Truth seems irrelevant to him. He is not funny – well, he is in a sense, because we can laugh at him.

He is not wise. His statements border on the ridiculous. He lacks humility. He lacks compassion or even empathy or understanding. Maybe that would do for starters as to why many in this country don’t like him.

Can I just add that I think that he is a bully, that he treats women poorly, and that he is racist.

I’d better stop. Honestly I cannot find anything about the man that is endearing and I wish I could clearly say today that the world has seen the last of him.

John F. Kennedy had his flaws but he did come over as a predominantly decent man. Even Ronald Reagan had humanity. Washington never told a lie. Abraham Lincoln is still referred to today as Honest Abe. Barack Obama was, and is, a class act. And then Donald.

As a Christian, however, what I could never understand was how the evangelical churches in America seemed to back him.

I can only presume that their politics meant more to them than their Christianity.