When I woke up the morning after the US Presidential Election I switched on the radio and Radio4 were broadcasting Test Match Special live from India. So it was good to know that some people at the Beeb have their priorities right!
Anyway, a few random thoughts-
The other night on Beeb4 we had Rich Hall taking a very funny and cynical look at 240 years of presidents and campaigns. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0828lpl/rich-halls-presidential-grudge-matchHe concluded that the only president who did anything worthwhile was Jimmy Carter but only after he left the White House – http://www.habitat.org/volunteer/build-events/carter-work-project
Another programme the same night on the Beeb had Angela Scoular spending time with some unlikely Trump supporters- Milo Yiannopoulos, college students, African Americans, Latinos and some wannabe beauty queens. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04d0tcl/trumps-unlikely-superfans
It was most enlightening because she made no judgment on them, just asked neutral and sensible questions but the best bit was when she looked at Trump tee shirts for sale and she asked “Where was that made?” It said Haiti on the label. “You had better hide that!” she said.
That last one is the one to keep an eye on. Trump promised he would create 6000 jobs with the building of his golf course in Aberdeen but only 200 have been created. And then there is this from 2013, but it is an ongoing saga- http://aberdeenvoice.com/2013/01/menie-estate-no-3-love-thy-neighbour-trump-style/
So when the honeymoon period is over and the promised jobs for the rust belt States are slow to appear…………
Unfortunately the Hillary would have been worse; you have no doubt seen this from John Ward – https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/clinton-spin-cant-hide-a-clear-present-danger-to-western-liberty/
And there was this also on the Beeb about Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin. As John Ward noted, having those two advising Madam President doesn’t bear thinking about. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0828kwn/storyville-20162017-3-weiner-sexts-scandals-and-politics
If Trump decides to appoint Trey Gowdy as Attorney General, or to any other position, then life could become very interesting indeed-
And just to bring a bit of light relief to the madness – http://davidaslindsay.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/the-white-house.html
We live in interesting times