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Dan O'Brien: 'Why Ireland and world is a far less secure place with Trump in power'

Two years on from the election of US President Donald Trump, Dan O'Brien assesses the impact he's had on the world

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Donald Trump. Photo: AP

Donald Trump. Photo: AP

Donald Trump. Photo: AP

The US has not invaded another country since Donald Trump won the White House. The American economy has not slumped as a result of the acute political uncertainty generated by an erratic and unpredictable leader (on the contrary, it is booming). America remains a democracy - last week's elections were not cancelled, postponed or rigged by agents of the state as happens in countries that are not democracies.

Over the past week, there has been much focus on US politics and on Trump in particular. As usual, much of what is reported in relation to the US president is irrelevant in the grander, global scheme of things - his intention to tweak the US asylum application process topped news bulletins but it's very unlikely even to make a footnote in the history books.


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