In his emotional response to 'comedian fool' John Oliver, Jack Warner has made it clear that an attack on him is an attack on the country of the Trinidad & Tobago as a whole.
Of that he has no doubt.
He begins by saying he finds it 'incomprehensible' that the a local TV station could invite on a 'foreigner', and worse still, an 'American foreigner' to 'embarrass our people' and to be 'critical of our culture.'
Oliver is of course very English indeed. But we'll leave that aside. Oliver's attempt at a Trinidadian accent and his brief embrace of Trinidadian slang has been seized upon by Warner. He also gently mocked Trinidad's idiosyncratic fondness for the US sitcom 'Mike and Molly'.
He urged the people of the Trinidad & Tobago to unite against the attacks of 'outsiders'.
It is apparently a matter of national pride that US prosecutors do not get to probe Warner on his diverting of funds meant for the Haiti earthquake victims into his own personal account and other such merry japes.