I think Donald Trump is as shocked as we are that he got elected (“The rise of Donald Trump,” Election 2016, Nov. 2l). I also think that he actually didn’t want the job. He thrived on being an obnoxious critic, but it backfired: now he’s the one that will have to endure a lot of criticism.
In Canada, where a man can spend 1,500 days in solitary confinement waiting for a trial, it is perhaps only to be expected that the affair of Steven Galloway would take a year of frustrating silence. In November 2015, the University of British Columbia announced the suspension, with pay, of Galloway, a prominent novelist and then the chairman of its prestigious creative writing program.
THE HISTORIC IRONY of Donald Trump may be that the American president with the least amount of foreign policy acumen may nonetheless have the greatest impact on global affairs since Franklin Roosevelt. Trump is not a cypher. He doesn’t keep his opinions, his insecurities, and his ignorance close to the chest—he tapes all of it to his forehead.
NOTHING SIGNALLED THE Trudeau government’s surprise at Donald Trump’s victory more clearly than the snap offer to open negotiations on NAFTA. “We’re ready to come to the table,” Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. told stunned reporters the day after the election.
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