McKeone on 12 months of Trump: A year of leading dangerously

McKeone on 12 months of Trump: A year of leading dangerously
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Donald Trump’s first 12 months in the White House were dominated by scandals, spying allegations and sackings as the new president tried and signally failed to get to grips with the demands of the office

Fake news, alternative facts, witch hunt, hoax. Rocket Man. The Mooch. Kellyanne Conway. Sean Spicer. And, of course, Melissa McCarthy. Twitter at dawn. Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. Russian spies in the Oval Office. The gratuitous slandering of fellow Republicans and US intelligence agencies. Unseemly spats with war widows. The demonisation of immigrants, Muslims, the media - anyone, in fact, who disagrees with Donald Trump’s erratic worldview. The alienation of allies. The fawning over autocrats. Playground insults masquerading as foreign policy.

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