US President Donald Trump arrives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to take part in the 17th annual September 11 observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial. Trump’s response to reports of his instability and lack of fitness for the presidency has been to attack the credibility of the source of the claims and emphasise the US economy’s strong performance. Photo: Reuters
Kevin Rafferty
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Kevin Rafferty

Woodward book and anonymous White House staffer show US crisis goes deeper than an erratic president – America is an empire in decline

Kevin Rafferty says that the recent unflattering portraits of Donald Trump should surprise no one. The question is why the US tolerates a capricious, disloyal deal maker in its highest office

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US President Donald Trump arrives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to take part in the 17th annual September 11 observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial. Trump’s response to reports of his instability and lack of fitness for the presidency has been to attack the credibility of the source of the claims and emphasise the US economy’s strong performance. Photo: Reuters
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