Tuesday 17 October 2017

Trump succeeding in having power without responsibility

Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

'Mr President, that's not appropriate," protested the CNN reporter trying to put a question to the pugnacious president-elect, as they engaged in a far-from-presidential shouting match during a news conference.

The suspicion is we'll be hearing variations on that criticism again and again during the Trump presidency: inappropriate doesn't begin to describe the entrepreneur's instincts.

Hopes of Mr Trump rising to the responsibilities of public office once the campaign battlegrounds lay behind him were dashed by that encounter earlier this week. No wonder an attempt to mobilise a mass movement of opposition to his presidency is under way. The extraordinary sight of protest rallies is expected when he is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday.

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