Wednesday 20 September 2017

Ian O'Doherty: The so-called Women's Marches held around the world remind us why Mr Trump won

'The so-called Women’s Marches held around the world reminded us why Mr Trump won.' Photo: Reuters/Bryan Woolston
'The so-called Women’s Marches held around the world reminded us why Mr Trump won.' Photo: Reuters/Bryan Woolston
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Any hopes that the weekend might have ushered in a new era of mutual respect and understanding now seem foolish - to put it mildly. In fact, what we've witnessed since President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday isn't so much a peaceful handover of power as a mutual declaration of war between two opposing factions.

The inescapable sense that we had truly entered the realm of the absurd began on Thursday night with the concert in Washington.

Complete with a few bands most people had never heard of, and will probably never hear of again, it was a moment which begged an awkward question - what if you won an election and nobody came?

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