Crowds at the inauguration ceremony for US President Donald Trump in Washington on January 20 (left) and those at the first swearing-in for two-term preceding president Barack Obama, on the same day in 2009. Photo: Reuters

Insular Trump’s first days show he has already turned on the American people

Alice Wu says the avalanche of alternative facts and dangerous drive to delegitimise the pillars of American civil society indicate the US president is not just targeting China, Mexico or illegal immigrants, but his own people as well

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Crowds at the inauguration ceremony for US President Donald Trump in Washington on January 20 (left) and those at the first swearing-in for two-term preceding president Barack Obama, on the same day in 2009. Photo: Reuters
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