He had a massive presence. Not just physically, though he's an extraordinary human specimen: 6ft 4in tall, size 14 feet, massive hands and startlingly long arms giving him a freakish 6ft 7in albatross-like 'wing-span'. He had an intimidating mental presence too.
You're in trouble. Big trouble. This has been the worst week of your presidential campaign so far and everyone knows it. Including, I suspect, you - even if you'd rather garrotte yourself than admit it. The polls do lie, but rarely do all of them lie at exactly the same time to this scale.
I'm not a political strategist but if I was, then my first rule for running a presidential campaign would be this: never pick a fight with the grieving family of an American soldier slain whilst serving his country. It's a fight, as Trump is now discovering, that you can't possibly win, not least in the court of public opinion.
These gutless goons delight in mowing down kids in trucks, throwing gay people off roofs, stoning women to death and setting fire to men in cages. They love easy, soft targets: nightclubs, bars, cafes, sports arenas, concert halls, trains. Places where large numbers of innocent people congregate and can thus be slaughtered at will.
The narrative of this presidential race has been set in stone for several years: Hillary Clinton WILL be the next President of the United States. This has been the widely held, inherently-understood belief amongst all the 'smart' political, media and celebrity elite in Washington, New York and Hollywood.
Showing footage from the Heads Together meeting, at which the Royal spoke to footballer Rio Ferdinand about the bereavement, Piers and his Good Morning Britain co-hosts Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins seemed impressed by his philanthropic efforts. "You remember how young he was when Diana died and how awful that must have been to play out in public...," Piers remarked.
The moment very few members of the Washington elite or mainstream U.S. media thought was even remotely possible when Trump first announced he was running a year ago has arrived. I'm not as shocked as they are.
A hooded assassin drove hundreds of miles to deliberately shoot him and two of his white co-workers dead in the street with an AR-15. It was a senseless, callous, horrific act of violence that left a wife without a husband and a baby 4-month old son without a father.
The TV news cameras caught it twinkling in the morning sunshine; a symbol of innocence in the aftermath of an unimaginable horror. A few hundreds away, a large bullet-strewn truck still lurked in the shadows. You don't need two more starkly hideous images to understand what happened in that beautiful French city last night.
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Selecting a term
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