19 Jan 2018

Government shutdown fears as Trump completes year in office


In the United States, the government is lurching towards a financial shutdown unless a last-minute deal can be reached. The chaos on Capitol Hill is perhaps a fitting metaphor for Donald Trump’s first year in office – a  year which has seen controversy after controversy, some broken promises but other ones delivered.

His approval rating is at an historic low, but the economy is growing strongly, and his own supporters remain loyal. Today he’s been out rallying the faithful at an anti-abortion parade.