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