Thursday 18 January 2018

Richard Curran: President Trump will focus on making his friends rich and forget about Ireland

A worker puts the finishing touches to rubber masks depicting president-elect Donald Trump in Japan – but we won’t see his real face until he enters the White House. Photo: AP
A worker puts the finishing touches to rubber masks depicting president-elect Donald Trump in Japan – but we won’t see his real face until he enters the White House. Photo: AP
Richard Curran

Richard Curran

We may be getting used to the idea that a "hard Brexit" is on the cards, but we actually have fewer reasons to panic about what is likely to happen in Washington under what now looks like being "Trump Lite".

Everything Donald Trump has said and done, from media interviews to early appointments of his senior White House team, suggests he is preparing to ditch huge chunks of his election campaign promises and focus on one thing only - how to ensure his peers in corporate America make even more money in the short term.

That doesn't sound great, but it might be a lot better than the global chaos many feared would arise if he became president.

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