Trump’s first year as president, MediaCorp Channel 8, 22 December 2017

Focus, the current affairs programme on MediaCorp Channel 8, aired an episode on Donald Trump’s first year as President of the United States, and interviewed analysts for their views on his term of office. Senior Lecturer of Social Sciences (Global Affairs) Nancy Gleason shared her views on some of Trump’s controversial policies over the year, as well as his unconventional methods of communication via the use of Twitter and his relationship with the media. On the Trump-Russia controversy that is still under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Dr Gleason commented that “what’s unfortunate is that, either way, the American people lose” as they would either discredit the presidency or the FBI and that “it generally undermines US democracy for these two entities of the US system to be in disagreement with each other”.

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