Photo: Gage Skidmore
When I traveled to Australia in 1966, I was very aware that the “ugly American” had become to be known as a "loud and obnoxious" type of visitor from America to another country.
The term came from a novel, published in 1958, about the failure of members of the U.S. diplomatic corps, who were insensitivity to local language, culture, and customs and refused to integrate into the community.
I tried not to be loud and obnoxious when I traveled and when I lived in Australia for two years, and the Australians I met told me I wasn’t like some of the irritating Americans they’d met in their country and their travels in Europe and other places.
So, now we have Donald Trump running for president.