‘Teflon Trump’ gets the last laugh

‘Teflon Trump’ gets the last laugh

President Donald Trump waves after delivering his State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives at the US Capitol Building on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)

The result is a country which appears more divided than it was even in the Vietnam War era.

It was to be expected – given the Republican Party majority in the United States Senate – that President Donald Trump would be acquitted on impeachment charges. And the petty exchange this week between him and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the State of the Union address illustrated the childish depths to which American politics have sunk in recent times. Trump refused to shake her hand and she, in turn, tore up her copy of the president’s address. Trump’s confidence – arrogance many would say – grows daily as he and his supporters point to a United States...




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