Siobhán Brett: 'That selfsame message - only now, with a mandate'

President Trump's support at his inauguration was - as ever - confoundingly white

21st January, 2017
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Trump and Melania dance at the Freedom Ball Pic: Getty

From Siobhán Brett in Washington DC

The address, commentators agreed, was a stump speech. An amped-up, textbook rework of the kind delivered ad nauseam for the past 18 months. Familiar were the words, the pledges, and the two-mode index fingers.

The content of the t-shirts was more ambitious than ever. “JESUS IS JUDGE”, a set read. Red, of course. “Abortion is murder, homosexuality is a sin, Islam is a lie, evolution is an illusion,...

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