Thursday 19 October 2017

Notebook: A look at the week that was

'That Trump press conference last Wednesday had my eyes out on stalks and I spent an hour afterwards attempting to pick my jaw up from the ground' Photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
'That Trump press conference last Wednesday had my eyes out on stalks and I spent an hour afterwards attempting to pick my jaw up from the ground' Photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Ryan Tubridy

American political anoraks/nerds/junkies are currently in their element. I count myself among them, gorging on the 24/7 news cycle that was so dull during the Obama years and that has suddenly come to life once more. We may come to mourn that dullness in due course but, for now, the constant reporting coming from New York and Washington is mind- boggling.

That Trump press conference last Wednesday had my eyes out on stalks and I spent an hour afterwards attempting to pick my jaw up from the ground.

Think about it, all that talk of Miss Universe, cameras in hotel rooms (or not), germaphobes, no tax returns, sons taking over the family business on a promise not to talk to Pop, the effective schoolyard shoving of a respected CNN journalist, etc etc. And that's before we even get to Putin and Russia and China…

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