Tuesday 24 April 2018

Declan Lynch: The Trumpster heads for the dumpster

We marvel at America's enthusiasm for Trump, but America also elected the sophisticated Obama, writes Declan Lynch

Illustration by Jim Cogan
Illustration by Jim Cogan
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

Increasingly it seems that the only way we can ever hope to gain some understanding of America is to start by acknowledging how very little we understand of it, even at the best of times.

In a week in which Donald Trump cranked up his campaign to become - in the words of Jon Stewart - "the first openly asshole President", we have seen a great tide of commentary on his latest proposals which include possible bans on Muslims using the internet (he'll "see Bill Gates" about "closing it up") and entering the country, which of course will have a great wall to keep out the Mexicans.

In these fearful times, Trump is making the most of his natural instinct for excluding those who displease him.

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