Donald Trump’s mind tends towards the blunt-binary – “they” are either for us or against us. This kind of mind soaks in self-congratulation, ­almost bathing in a buoyant mentality that talks only to itself, as if to minimise contradiction or interruption. Illustration: Timothy McEvenue

Trump’s mind and the reality show within: why China should worry

Tom Plate says the self-regarding mind of Donald Trump, as revealed in a recent impromptu interview, proves again that he is no Obama. And that adds a new layer of uncertainty to the US relationship with China

Topic |   US-China relations

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Donald Trump’s mind tends towards the blunt-binary – “they” are either for us or against us. This kind of mind soaks in self-congratulation, ­almost bathing in a buoyant mentality that talks only to itself, as if to minimise contradiction or interruption. Illustration: Timothy McEvenue
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