US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office, watched by his White House inner circle (left to right), Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice-President Mike Pence, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Communications Director Sean Spicer and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, on January 28. Photo: Reuters

Trump can create a new America, but not through reality TV

Niall Ferguson says the new US president may well prove the liberals and doomsayers wrong, but only if his administration is able to leave aside the special effects and focus on creating a better life for ordinary Americans

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US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office, watched by his White House inner circle (left to right), Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice-President Mike Pence, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Communications Director Sean Spicer and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, on January 28. Photo: Reuters
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