Trump does what he wants while council runs for the hills

After failing to convincingly condemn white supremacists, the US president is now under more pressure than he has ever been since taking office

20th August, 2017
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Donald Trump’s weak response to a violent coalition of fascists and white nationalists has led to a mass exodus of top executives from his business council Picture: UPI

The headline of the New York Post one day in late July read “SURVIVOR”. The tabloid cover, riffing on a long-running US reality TV series, depicted US president Donald Trump surrounded by administration staffers photoshopped into neckerchiefs, linens and other castaway garb.

In the weeks leading up to its publication, two metaphorical contestants were eliminated, communications director Mike Dubke and press secretary Sean Spicer. In the days that followed, the paper had cause...

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