Tuesday 20 February 2018

Trump's first week proves we should all take him seriously

America's new president is full of brash promises. But, thankfully, his real powers are limited

Bully: President Trump Photo: AFP/Getty
Bully: President Trump Photo: AFP/Getty

Eoin O'Malley

In just a week, President Donald J Trump has already succeeded in exceeding the expectations of both his supporters and his opponents. It was said last September that Trump's opponents took him literally, but not seriously, whereas his supporters took him seriously, but not literally.

Trump now appears to be taking himself literally and so we all need to take him seriously.

In part because presidential candidates promise so much, the expectations on US presidents are immense, and they don't like to disappoint.

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