Tuesday 6 December 2016

We mustn't eat from Trump's menu of fear

Voters looked at his list of extreme proposals and chose the ones that fitted their taste and agenda

Published 13/11/2016 | 02:30

Tired and emotional: Former US president Bill Clinton is close to tears as he listens while Hillary addresses campaign staff after conceding defeat Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP
Tired and emotional: Former US president Bill Clinton is close to tears as he listens while Hillary addresses campaign staff after conceding defeat Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP

A political earthquake was how this newspaper and others described our own election last February.

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Fine Gael and Fianna Fail got less than 50pc of the popular vote for the first time as Independents and left-wing parties made their presence felt. Then came the Brexit "shock". Few in the media predicted that the Brits could be so reckless.

And despite that twist we moved on to assess the US elections and concluded that Donald Trump was a joke candidate.

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