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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Matt Gaetz, the Florida Congressman and a rising star in the Republican Party, is embroiled in a sex-trafficking scandal that threatens to consume his career
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