Trump gives Denis O’Brien both barrels, but no one in America is listening

O’Brien is virtually unknown in the US, voters are far more exercised by The Donald’s fat-shaming of a beauty queen

2nd October, 2016
Donald Trumps attack on Denis OBrien has failed to pique much interest in the US Picture: Getty

This week, some 90 million Americans and countless millions more around the world got an up-close-and-personal look at Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as they faced off against each other.

The live debate proved to be a bare-knuckle brawl unprecedented in the levels of enmity and mudslinging that went on between the two candidates.

Some of the mud stuck. In particular the Republican candidate’s fat-shaming and humiliation of a former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado. A two-decade-old...

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