Trump’s noxious ‘new vision’

Fawaz Turki21/01/2017 (Al Arabiya News – UAE by Fawaz Turki*): President Donald Trump – and, yes, we should, albeit under duress, get used to the title – is in possession of a “new vision for America”. That, at least, was what he said in his inaugural speech last Friday. Was it for real? Was what Washingtonians, 96 percent of whom are ardent Democrats, were watching take place on the steps of the Capitol that day? What Washingtonians, including this one, were watching to their horror was a business tycoon who had never performed public service, a philistine who had never read half a dozen decent books in his life, delivering his inaugural speech as the 45th president of the United States. Yes, it was all real – or more to the point surreal…

* Fawaz Turki is a Palestinian-American journalist, lecturer and author based in Washington, DC




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