What Donald Trump’s greater America means for us

Trump is an unlikely standard-bearer for the economic policies espoused by Hugo Chávez, but he shows no sign of backing down

26th March, 2017
US president Donald Trump and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the annual Shamrock Presentation at the White House in Washington Picture: Niall Carson/PA

Shortly after Donald Trump’s election, I shared a panel on the future of Irish-US relations in Washington DC with a senior RNC member who had worked on the campaign. He finished a meandering speech abruptly: “It’s going to be America first. Figure out what that is, plan from there, and we’ll be just fine.”

Seems simple, but figuring out what ‘America First’ means beyond sloganeering – and...

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