President Donald Trump’s determination to build a border wall between the US and Mexico resulted in a partial shutdown of the government, affecting hundreds of thousands of jobs. A steady stream of top officials have also left his administration. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Donald Trump’s America is proof that no country can ignore the danger of sliding into a kakistocracy – rule by the worst

  • David Dodwell says the US president’s impulsive decisions, garbled communication and revolving-door administration raise the spectre of a kakistocracy, putting at risk clean, efficient global trade and investment

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President Donald Trump’s determination to build a border wall between the US and Mexico resulted in a partial shutdown of the government, affecting hundreds of thousands of jobs. A steady stream of top officials have also left his administration. Photo: AFP
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