2017 in the USA: A Year Of Leading Dangerously

Chaos reigned and the lowest common denominator prevailed in the White House. But as the US begins preparing for the mid-term elections in November, 2018 could be a year of reckoning for Donald Trump – but only if his foes finally raise their game

31st December, 2017
Donald Trump’s first year as US president was even more turbulent than had been feared All pictures: Getty

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...

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