Biden starts to build his team as Trump finally bows out
It’s swings and roundabouts as incoming US president Joe Biden looks set to reap the benefits of the newly available vaccines, while Trump took credit for Obama/Biden’s work in rebuilding the economy
“Honey, I shrunk the presidency.”
The bizarre image of an irascible, red-faced US president, cramped awkwardly behind a fun-sized desk as he berated reporters for asking whether he would concede an election he decisively lost, was a perfect metaphor for the farcical final days of the Trump era.
It’s unclear who chose the miniature desk for the briefing, but it wasn’t surprising that it instantly became a social media meme with jokes about...
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Ireland has rare opportunity to help cause of Sahara’s ‘forgotten people’
The selling out by Trump of the people of Western Sahara as pawns in a bigger game, ironically, may have boosted their cause, after years of stagnation
Vincent Boland: China has its limits as a superpower
Rumours of the party-state’s ascendancy and its decline have been equally exaggerated. It is just flexing its considerable muscle
Trumps gather to plot out future for the family firm
There is much speculation about what’s next for the Trumps and, at Camp David, the family would have discussed politics, business and, no doubt, upcoming legal challenges
Comment: America’s authoritarian rivals are satisfied with chaotic election
Trump’s mendacious claims of electoral fraud not only further demean him, but also damage the USA’s global image and the cause of liberal democracy everywhere