A US wrestler role-playing as a fan of President Donald Trump holds a flag with Trump's face during an interview, before a wrestling match in Mexico City on Sunday. Trump’s presidency could go into free fall if he does not secure some victories in the coming year. Populist voters are fickle. Photo: Reuters

Trump should pick fights he can win – the law and China aren’t among them

Niall Ferguson says his ill-considered travel and immigration ban, now shot down by the courts, has been the biggest mistake so far of this populist leader, who should be focusing on winnable victories instead

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A US wrestler role-playing as a fan of President Donald Trump holds a flag with Trump's face during an interview, before a wrestling match in Mexico City on Sunday. Trump’s presidency could go into free fall if he does not secure some victories in the coming year. Populist voters are fickle. Photo: Reuters
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