By honouring the Good Friday peace deal, we marked a triumph of politics over tribalism. Those questions were brought into sharp focus by former FBI chief, James Comey, when he said that he thinks Donald Trump is morally unfit to be president of the world’s superpower. There is no particular reason to single out this criticism of Mr Trump; there are many, many others as valid. Trump’s behaviour, especially his shameless ignorance and routine dishonesty, offer so many opportunities to criticise him that others are superfluous. However, the far greater question must be if America’s system of checks and balances has the capacity and the durability to constrain Mr Trump’s wilder, blowhard, send-others-to-die instincts?
Source: Irish Examiner April 16, 2018 23:03 UTC