Sunday May 31, 2020

Hurricane Harvey saves Trump from himself

For Trump, who has had a dismal summer, Hurricane Harvey presented an unexpected opportunity to change the narrative and the media focus

3rd September, 2017
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The devastation in Houston following Hurricane Harvey on Tuesday Picture: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Events, dear boy. Events. The world-weary response attributed to British prime minister Harold Mcacmillan when asked what would blow his government’s off course is perhaps more relevant today than when it was first uttered.

August was a turbulent month for the US president. Admittedly most of the catastrophes visited upon him – the pardoning of Joe Arpaio, the botched response to Charlottesville, the ugly Twitter war with GOP congressional leaders - were Trump-made....

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