Friday February 21, 2020

Trump stays on the leash for the SOTU show

Donald Trump treated the State of the Union address as another episode in the long-running soap of his own life

1st February, 2018
US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address. Pic: Getty

This is the big American set piece, when the world is meant to stop knitting and sit up and listen to what is happening in that big powerful country. It is the US setting out its stall to the world as well to its citizens. #SOTU has now become a grandstand moment in the political calendar as presidents #POTUS, realise that they can speak directly to the people, globally and locally.

It is as much...

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