Thursday 17 August 2017

Trump's cloak of invincibility slips while Hillary can take comfort in spite of 'tie'

'Trump’s refusal to do that debate came back to haunt him.' Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
'Trump’s refusal to do that debate came back to haunt him.' Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Niall O'Dowd

The 'New York Daily News' headline said it all: "Dead Clown Walking", with a picture of Donald Trump with a clown's red nose after his shocking defeat in Iowa.

Meanwhile, the 'New York Post' led with "Cruzified" with a glum and tired-looking Trump staring off the page. For Rupert Murdoch, it was a long-awaited take down of a hated rival who had dissed Murdoch's Fox News and the final debate because of what he claimed was bias by panellist Megyn Kelly.

In fact, Trump's refusal to do that debate came back to haunt him. Iowans who decided their vote during the final week went overwhemingly against him.

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