“There is great anger” – that was Donald Trump’s pitch to the nation as he portrayed himself as the ultimate outsider, the only one able to clean up the “swamp” in Washington. Four years later we are back for another election campaign and the anger has only deepened, the swamp is only muddier. Those expecting Trump to have learned the act of civility and statecraft during his years in office are likely to be disappointed. During 2015 and 2016 the president perfected a tone that left no room for politeness. He will always tell it “how it is”, even if that means deceptions, vagaries and outright falsehoods. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now From when the would-be president descended the escalator at Trump Tower in 2015 to begin his campaign by condemning Mexican “rapists”, the die was cast. Outrageous statements meant air time and column inches – it also brought the added bonus of supporters. Trump has been hooked ever since. The president sees no difference as we head to 2020, hence his tweets attacking Democrat representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New… Read full this story
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