Friday February 28, 2020

Siobhán Brett: If Trump wins, we’ll be the last thing on his mind

Expect the bond between Ireland and the US to suffer if the tycoon triumphs

21st August, 2016
Can Mr Trump complete the unthinkable? Pic: Getty

On the night that Barack Obama was first elected president, I went to a narrow sports bar in the small Dutch town where I was studying.

We propped ourselves against walls, balanced cross-legged on stools, and watched. In our glasses, leggings, and sweaters, we embraced between tears at the outcome. According to emails I wrote the following evening, nobody left until dawn.

Obama was, very simply, our candidate. For a precocious group of students of...

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