Saturday, January 28, 2017

An Irish view of the new US president

Donald Trump is an authoritarian and anarchist

US president’s cabinet is like a punk band with members chosen for inability to perform

Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times

Donald Trump has never been a politician but he has a remarkable degree of experience in one key political activity: breaking promises.

As a businessman he has long been notorious for reneging on commitments. A USA Today analysis last June found Trump has been sued 4,095 times over the past three decades, often by people he had refused to pay for work done.

They ranged from a dishwasher in Florida to a glass company in New Jersey, from plumbers, painters, waiters and bartenders on low wages to highly-paid real-estate brokers and property lawyers.

Deliciously, several law firms who acted for him in such cases had to themselves sue Trump to get their fees. And this is the man to whom 62 million voters are looking to fulfil the biggest promises of all.

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